Curtis was once a member of the music group, "The Impressions."
Curtis released his first music recordings for Bandera Records.
Curtis started to write music at the age of ten.
Curtis is also an actor.
Curtis is a singer, writer, producer, and label owner.
Curtis was raised in the poverty stricken Cabrini-Green housing project.
Curtis has seven grandchildren.
Curtis released 25 solo albums.
Curtis Mayfield died in Roswell, Georgia.
Curtis had to have his right leg amputated due to diabetes.
Curtis went solo in 1970.
Curtis was paralyzed when a lighting tower fell on him during a concert in 1990.
Curtis was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 2000.
His grandmother was a preacher in the Traveling Souls Spiritualist Church.
Curtis married three times.
Curtis was awarded a Grammy Legend Award.
Curtis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.
Curtis quit high school at the age of 16.
He sang publicly at the age of seven.
He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 1995.
His nickname is The Gentle Genius.
Curtis is a two-time Grammy winner.
Curtis fathered ten children.
Curtis attended Wells High School.
Curtis is a bassist, pianist, saxophonist, drummer and guitarist.