Billy Scott (singer)
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|Birth name||Peter Pendleton|
October 5, 1942|
Huntington, West Virginia, United States
|Died||November 17, 2012
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
|Labels||North Carolina Music Hall of Fame|
Billy Scott (October 5, 1942 – November 17, 2012) 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". He was known for beach-music hits such as "I Got the Fever" and "California".
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
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