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The Original Superfly Guy

Robert Gordon, Q, July 1993

Curtis Mayfield is a full-scale genius. First with the Impressions, and afterwards with his solo stuff, he defined, then redefined, the sound of black America. In 1990, disaster struck. A stage lighting rig fell on him, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. Robert Gordon goes to the great man's Atlanta bedside to gain the very first interview since that fateful day.

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