Curtis Mayfield
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Curtis Lee Mayfield (1942 - 1999)

Curtis Lee Mayfield
Born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Roswell, Fulton, Georgia, United Statesmap
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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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"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Curtis Mayfield, 26 Dec 1999; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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