Curtis Lee

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Curtis Lee
Born (1941-10-28) October 28, 1941 (age 73)
Origin Yuma, Arizona, United States
Genres Doo-wop, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1960–1968

Curtis Lee (born October 28, 1941, Yuma, Arizona, U.S.[1]) is an American singer of the early 1960s, who twice over was one of the beneficiaries of 1961 productions by Phil Spector. These were "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" (U.S. #7) and "Under the Moon of Love" (U.S. #46).


Lee began his recording career in 1959, travelled to New York in 1960 to cut a demo for Dunes Records.[1] He wrote some songs with Tommy Boyce, in this period.[1] Lee's first three singles were "Special Love", "Pledge of Love," and "Pretty Little Angel Eyes".[1] In the UK, "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" was a minor hit record, peaking at #47 in 1961.[2]

Without Spector's guiding hand, Lee's hits dried up. He went into the construction industry with his father in 1969.

"Pretty Little Angel Eyes" has been covered by Zombina and the Skeletones and Showaddywaddy.

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  1. ^ a b c d biography by Bruce Eder
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 316. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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