Curtis Mayfield

Born 3 June 1942. Died 26 December 1999
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 the 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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She Don't Let Nobody (But Me)
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She Don't Let Nobody (But Me)
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Superfly
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Superfly
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Move On Up
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Move On Up
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People Get Ready
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People Get Ready
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Do Do Wap is Strong in Here
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Do Do Wap is Strong in Here
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The Makings Of You
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The Makings Of You
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Make Me Believe In You
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Make Me Believe In You
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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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Astounded (feat. Curtis Mayfield)
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Astounded (feat. Curtis Mayfield)
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(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go
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(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go
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Move On Up (Pied Piper Classical Regroove)
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Move On Up (Pied Piper Classical Regroove)
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New World Order
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New World Order
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We're a Winner (Live)
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We're a Winner (Live)
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Gimme Your Love
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Gimme Your Love
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Tripping Out
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Tripping Out
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Bodyguard
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Bodyguard
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Future Shock
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Future Shock
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We Got To Have Peace
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We Got To Have Peace
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Kung Fu
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Kung Fu
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Right On For The Darkness
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Right On For The Darkness
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1983
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1983-06-17T07:12:55
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Jun
1983

Glastonbury: 1983

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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