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Curtis Mayfield (1942–1999)


Rhythm and blues performer/songwriter credited with defining 1960's Chicago sound in hits like "It's All Right" and "Gypsy Woman." His style influenced other artists from pop to hip hop. Has been a quadriplegic ever since he was struck by lighting rig during outdoor concert in New York, 1990. Member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame whose 1968 hit "... See full bio »

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Known For

Armageddon Soundtrack
(1998)
Glory Road Soundtrack
(2006)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Our Guests at Heartland
(1978)
Vanilla Sky Soundtrack
(2001)

Filmography

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 2011-2018 Suits (TV Series) (composer - 108 episodes)
- Good-Bye (2018) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Tiny Violin (2018) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Pulling the Goalie (2018) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Inevitable (2018) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Bad Man (2018) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 2009 50 Cent: I'll Do Anything (Music Video)
 2008 Seal: People Get Ready (Music Video)
 2006 T.I.: What You Know (Music Video) (stock music)
 1990 The Return of Superfly (musician)
 1977 A Piece of the Action (lyrics composed by) / (lyrics written by)
 1975 Let's Do It Again (music producer)
 1972 Super Fly (music arranger) / (orchestrator)
 1970 Dead is Dead (Documentary short) (music)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "I Mo Git U Sucka" / "He's A Fly Guy" (Cortom Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Spouse:

Altheida  (his death)

Children:

Cheaa Mayfield
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Trivia:

Mayfield received the Grammy Legend Award in 1994, the Grammy Lifetime Achivement Award in 1995 and in 1998 "Superfly" was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in the Film & TV Soundtracks (Album) category. Mayfield never won a competitive Grammy. See more »

Nickname:

The Gentle Genius

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