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Home Arts & Entertainment Originally published November 21, 2012

R&B singer Billy Scott dies at 70

by Associated Press

    Rhythm and blues singer Billy Scott is seen in an undated photo provided by the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Scott died from pancreatic and liver cancer Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at his home in Charlotte, N.C., according to Bill Kopald with the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. He was 70. Photo Credit/North Carolina Music Hall of Fame (AP Photo)
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Rhythm and blues singer Billy Scott, who rose to fame in the 1960s and '70s, died in North Carolina Nov. 17. He was 70.

Bill Kopald with the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame said Scott died from pancreatic and liver cancer at his home in Charlotte.

Born Peter Pendleton in Huntington, W. Va., he sang with various groups while in the Army. After he was discharged in 1964, he changed his name and with his wife, Barbara, in 1966 began recording as The Prophets. Their first gold record was 1968's "I Got the Fever." Other hits included "California" and "Seaside Love" as the Georgia Prophets.

The group recorded a number of hits in the 1970s in the beach music genre, a regional variant of R&B. Scott was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1999.