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Major Lance
Birth: Apr. 4, 1939
Death: Sep. 3, 1994

R&B/Soul Singer. Lance was raised in Winterville, Mississippi, and later moved to Chicago, Illinois. He studied at Wells High School and took up boxing. Later he turned to music and created the group, The Floats with Otis Leavell. He appeared on a local bandstand and through DJ Jim Lounsbury, he secured a deal with Mercury Records in 1959. He was considered one of the leading figures of Chicago soul music in the 1960s. He recorded with the labels, Oken, Marginal, Epic, and Legacy, and he had songs written and produced by Curtis Mayfield and Carl Davis. In the late 1960s Lance's singing career went sour. His many songs include, "I Got A Girl" "The Monkey Time" "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um" "Hey Hey" "My Girl" "The Beat" "Ain't No Soul" "Investigate" "I Wanna Make Up (Before We Break Up)" "The Matador" and "Sometimes I Wonder." He appeared in the 1991 film, "Shindig! Presents Soul." (bio by: K) 
 
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Washington Memory Gardens
Homewood
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 30, 2003
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