Grammy Award-winning soul music singer and songwriter Curtis Mayfield would have been 70 years old this year. A select group of stars to pay tribute to his legacy with a special concert this month.
Artists like the surviving members of The Impressions will take part in the event. In 1990 when the music legend was on a Brooklyn stage the lighting equipment collapsed, leaving Mayfield paralyzed from the neck down. He died in 1999.
Mayfield was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice and was honored with the Grammy Legend and Lifetime Achievement Award.
The concert, named “Here – But I’m Gone,” will be on July 20 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. To learn more, visit lincolncenterfestival.org.