Categories: American Singers.
Curtis was born in 1942. He was the son of Marion Washington and Kenneth Mayfield.
He was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and influenced soul and politically conscious African-American music. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 1999.
He was paralyzed from the neck down in a stage accident in 1990 and passed away in 1999 after complications from diabetes. He recorded his last album, New World Order, in 1996, one line at a time lying in his hospital bed.
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