Curtis Mayfield

1942 - 1999

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Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted group The Impressions during the civil rights movement of the late 1950s and the 1960s, and later worked as a solo artist. Mayfield started his musical career in a gospel choir. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Curtis Mayfield has received more than 3,165,334 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Curtis Mayfield is the 589th most popular musician (down from 508th in 2019), the 3,092nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,661st in 2019) and the 181st most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Curtis Mayfield ranks 589 out of 2,662Before him are Lee Morgan, Ma Rainey, Carl Flesch, Walter Gieseking, Alan Wilder, and Nikki Sixx. After him are İdil Biret, Willy DeVille, Josef Suk, Robert de Visée, Tony Sheridan, and Lead Belly.

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Among people born in 1942, Curtis Mayfield ranks 217Before him are Koji Funamoto, Michael Jackson, Richard Bohringer, Ian Callaghan, Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, and Dioncounda Traoré. After him are Graham Nash, Susan Sullivan, Oliviero Toscani, David Ogden Stiers, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and Vladimír Dzurilla. Among people deceased in 1999, Curtis Mayfield ranks 90Before him are Michel Petrucciani, Pierre Clémenti, Heinz G. Konsalik, Aldo van Eyck, Alf Ramsey, and Viacheslav Chornovil. After him are Aleksandr Demyanenko, Jean Guitton, András Hegedüs, Pierre Bézier, Bob Peck, and Karen Demirchyan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Curtis Mayfield ranks 3,092 out of 18,182Before him are Richard Jordan (1937), Archie Hahn (1880), Bruce Boxleitner (1950), Peter Gallagher (1955), Michael J. Sandel (1953), and Nikki Sixx (1958). After him are Scott Bakula (1954), John C. Reilly (1965), Siri Hustvedt (1955), Stockard Channing (1944), Richard Chase (1950), and Robert Cornelius (1809).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Curtis Mayfield ranks 181Before him are Tico Torres (1953), Victor Young (1900), Al Di Meola (1954), Lee Morgan (1938), Ma Rainey (1886), and Nikki Sixx (1958). After him are Willy DeVille (1950), Lead Belly (1888), Ben Webster (1909), Dick Dale (1937), Jeff Buckley (1966), and Marty Friedman (1962).