Billy Scott


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Rhythm and blues singer Billy Scott has died in North Carolina at age 70.

Bill Kopald with the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame said Scott died from pancreatic and liver cancer Saturday at his home in Charlotte.

Born Peter Pendleton in Huntington, W. Va., he sang with various groups while in the Army. After he was discharged in 1964, he changed his name and with his wife, Barbara, in 1966 began recording as The Prophets. Their first gold record was 1968's "I Got the Fever." Other hits included "California" and "Seaside Love" as the Georgia Prophets.

The group recorded a number of hits in the 1970s in the beach music genre, a regional variant of R&B. Scott was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Billy and I met many years ago and remained friends until his death, he often sent me postcards from around the world as he toured. He is missed! Princess M Walden

The uk northern soul scene has lost one of its all time greats ,i got the fever will never leave me after all these years . Rip billy we loved you

Billy was an enormously talented man, with an enormously large heart. One of the most well loved gentleman & gentle man I have ever known & worked with.I miss him so much already,our Monday morning sometimes 2 hour music biz calls, filled with laughter and excitement. For of Billy's career and his new hit single was headed in a fresh, new direction. . Billy's legacy in music & video will continue to play around the world . Cassie J. Fox - Host: Soul Of The Blues With Cassie CJ...

Billy was truly a great artist!!! Had a chance to talk with him after a show in Myrtle Beach. Both of us were from Huntington, WV, and had a good time talking about favorite place to eat!!! He and his music will truly be missed, but not forgotten!!!

With sincere condolences to Billy Scott family. Eccl.9:5. J. G. Ellenwood Ga.

To the Family of Billy Scott,I want to express my heartfelt sympathy and may the hearer of prayers give you the comfort needed to endurance this sad and grieving time Psalm 65:2.

Gail my heart goes out to you and your family. Continue to lean on the Lord!!!