Curtis Mayfield
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1942-06-03
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Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield Biography (Wikipedia)

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, and later worked as a solo artist.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mayfield started his musical career in a gospel choir. Moving to the North Side he met Jerry Butler in 1956 at the age of 14, and joined vocal group The Impressions. As a songwriter, Mayfield became noted as one of the first musicians to bring more prevalent themes of social awareness into soul music. In 1965, he wrote "People Get Ready" for The Impressions, which displayed his more politically charged songwriting. Ranked at no. 24 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, the song received numerous other awards, and was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, as well as being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

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We Got To Have Peace
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We Got To Have Peace
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We People Who Are Darker Than Blue
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We People Who Are Darker Than Blue
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Give Me Your Love
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Give Me Your Love
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PEOPLE GET READY
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PEOPLE GET READY
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No Thing On Me
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No Thing On Me
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Move On Up (Extended Version)
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Move On Up (Extended Version)
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It's Alright
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It's Alright
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Freddie's Dead
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Freddie's Dead
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Wild and Free
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Wild and Free
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Billy Jack
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Billy Jack
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Keep On Keeping On
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Keep On Keeping On
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Future Shock
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Future Shock
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Past BBC Events

1983 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1983-06-17T16:09:10
17
Jun
1983

1983 Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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