Billy Scott (singer)

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Billy Scott
Birth name Peter Pendleton
Born (1942-10-05)October 5, 1942
Huntington, West Virginia, United States
Died November 17, 2012(2012-11-17) (aged 70)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Genres R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals,
Labels North Carolina Music Hall of Fame

Billy Scott (October 5, 1942 – November 17, 2012)[1] was an American R&B singer, who was lead vocalist for the group The Prophets, later known as "The Georgia Prophets", and eventually "Billy Scott & The Party Prophets".[2] He was known for beach-music hits such as "I Got the Fever" and "California".

Early life[edit]

Billy Scott was born in 1942 as Peter Pendleton in Huntington, West Virginia.


Before forming The Prophets in 1965, he sang with various groups while in the Army, and after he was discharged in 1964 took the stage name "Billy Scott".

In 1968, he gained his first gold record for the song "I Got the Fever".

In the 1970s, he and his band recorded a number of songs in the beach music genre, a regional variant of R&B.

Later life and death[edit]

In 2006, Billy Scott released his final album and on Saturday November 17, 2012, he died of pancreatic and liver cancer at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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