Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield Biography

Singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer, born 3 June 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, died 26 December 1999 in Roswell, Georgia, USA.

Co-founder of R&B vocal group The Impressions in the late 1950's. He left The Impressions in 1970 to embark on a solo career and founded his record label Curtom.

Mayfield is truly one of the greats, a pioneer in funk and socially aware R&B. He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 (Performer).

Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.

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