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25 Years Ago: Curtis Mayfield Paralyzed in Stage Accident

Curtis Mayfield had settled into life as a legacy artist by the late '80s, but he continued to write and record new music -- and he was performing behind a successful new album, 'Take It to the Streets' -- when a horrific stage accident irrevocably changed his life on Aug. 13, 1990. Continue reading…
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