|Born||in Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Died||in Roswell, Georgia, USA (complications from diabetes)|
|Birth Name||Curtis Lee Mayfield|
|Nickname||The Gentle Genius|
Mini Bio (1)
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 "We're A Winner, " became a civil rights anthem. Two-time Grammy winner whose "Superfly" soundtrack sold more than 4 million copies.
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|Altheida||(? - 26 December 1999) ( his death)|