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Luther Ingram

  • Birth 30 Nov 1937 Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 19 Mar 2007 Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 18519744

Singer, Songwriter. He will be best remembered for his recording of the hit single "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right", which reached number 3 on the Pop Charts in 1972. Raised in Alton, Illinois, he had a fondness for music dating back to his childhood. He participated in a group along with his siblings named the Midwest Crusaders and after a decade of experience on the nightclub scene, he landed a contract with Decca Records. As leader of a group called The G Men, he achieved minor success with the single "I Spy For the FBI" in 1965 under an affiliate of the Mercury label. Ingram achieved success as a songwriter with his co-penning of "Respect Yourself" for which became a platinum single for the Staples Singers in 1971. Ingram performed in the documentary feature "Wattstax" (1973). In later years, he suffered from diabetes and kidney disease.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 19 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18519744
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Luther Ingram (30 Nov 1937–19 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18519744, citing Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .