A Man Like Curtis is a Documentary programme.

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A Man Like Curtis: People Get Ready

Series 1, episode 1

Lenny Kravitz celebrates the life and musical achievements of Curtis Mayfield in this four-part series first broadcast on BBC 6 Music. Curtis was a prolific songwriter whose career was cut short following an accident in August 1990 and which eventually led to his death at the age of 57, on 26 December 1999. However, his musical achievements remain and show his immense contribution to soul music. His songs of love and peace influenced millions and he was an inspiration to many music luminaries including Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. Looking at Curtis's early musical influences and career, from gospel beginnings to writing songs for Jerry Butler and the Impressions. The subjects of his songs ranged from simple, tender love songs to broadsides demanding social and political equality