CURTIS MAYFIELD (1942 – 1999)
A truly inspirational man
Curtis Mayfield was the lead singer of 60s vocal group ‘The Impressions’ whose hits include ‘People Get Ready’ ‘Choice of Colours’, ‘Keep On Pushing’ & ‘We’re a Winner’.
He went on to record as a solo artist throughout the 70s & was a pivotal figure in the struggle against segregation & the oppression of black people & other marginalised groups worldwide.
Curtis made a real difference, to millions of lives & we’ve looked up to him since we were little kids…
It was around this period that he recorded Move On Up, which is probably his best known tune. Curtis embodied the concept of improving people’s lives & self image through art. He also encouraged positivity, was consistently uplifting & he never sold out.
We wanted to embody those principals & to set the bar high for WHQ Club – That’s the reason why we chose to call our fantastic new home, Curtis Mayfield House.