Billy Scott, 70’s R&B Singer, Dead at 70

The beloved singer had battled cancer

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Rhythm and Blues singer Billy Scott died this past Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina after a battle with liver and pancreatic cancer. He was 70.

Scott was a champion of the “Beach Music” genre, a Carolina area variant of R&B.

In 1966, he and a few others 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.

Scott was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

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