Percy Mayfield

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Birthday
12, 1920
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Aug 11, 1984 (63)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1920
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Aug 11, 1984 (63)

About

Best known for penning the songs Hit the Road Jack and Please Send Me Someone to Love. He had a smooth vocal style.

Before Fame

He began his career as a singer in Texas and signed to the Swing Time and Specialty Records labels.

Trivia

His singing career was significantly hampered after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident in 1952.

Family Life

He was married to three different women, the last of whom was named Tina Mayfield.

Associated With

He was signed by Ray Charles to the singer's Tangerine Records label, primarily as a songwriter.