Curtis Mayfield

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Birthday
3, 1942
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Dec 26, 1999 (57)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1942
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Dec 26, 1999 (57)

About

Funk and soul singer who composed the Super Fly soundtrack and who worked with The Impressions. He was a guitarist, bassist, pianist, saxophonist, and drummer.

Before Fame

He grew up in project after project, finally settling in the Cabrini-Green projects of Chicago. He dropped out of high school to become part of The Impressions.

Trivia

He composed the hits "People Get Ready" and "Keep on Pushing."

Family Life

He married Altheida and fathered ten children over his lifetime.

Associated With

He was a civil rights activist and a great admirer of Martin Luther King Jr.