|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1942|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1999|
Rhythm & Blues Singer. Born in Chicago, Illinois. He was lead vocalist for the soulful rhythm and blues group The Impressions. 'Gypsy Woman" "Its All Right" and "Amen" are just a few of their hits. He left The Impressions in 1970 to pursue a solo career; at the peak of his solo career, he composed the soundtrack to Superfly, a film that won him a gold record and for which he is widely known. In 1990 he was performing at an outdoors concert in New York when a piece of the lighting equipment fell on him leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice, in 1991 with The Impressions and in 1999 as a solo artist. 1995 he was a recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; 2003 he was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. (bio by: Babe)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes Given to Family
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 31, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 7962
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