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 Luther Ingram

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Luther Ingram

Birth
Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
Death 19 Mar 2007 (aged 69)
Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Burial Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 18519744 View Source
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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.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 19 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18519744
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/18519744/luther-ingram : accessed ), memorial page for Luther Ingram (30 Nov 1937–19 Mar 2007), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18519744, citing Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .