R&B singer Billy Scott passed away on November 17, 2012 from pancreatic and liver cancer. He was 70 years old at the time of his passing.
Scott was born Peter Pendleton in Huntington, West Virginia. While he was in the Army, he sang with several groups. After being discharged from the service in 1964, he changed his name. In 1966, he and his wife Barbara recorded together as the Prophets; their first gold record was 1968′s “I Got the Fever.” As the Georgia Prophets, they also had hits with “California” and “Seaside Love.”
Scott was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1999.