Billy Scott

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 musical hits such as "I Got the Fever" and "California".


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. 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.

Billy Scott
Birth namePeter Pendleton
BornOctober 5, 1942
HuntingtonWest VirginiaUnited States
DiedNovember 17, 2012 (aged 70)
CharlotteNorth Carolina, United States
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