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Curtis Hairston (10 October 1961 - 18 January 1996[1 ]) was a U.S. soul/funk vocalist who had a number of Top 75 hits in the UK and U.S., both as a solo artist and as a featured artist in the B. B. & Q. Band.

Born Curtis Kinnard Hairston,[2] in 1985, he reached #13 in the UK Singles Chart with "I Want Your Lovin' (Just a Little Bit)"[1 ] In 1986, he was the member of and vocalist for the B. B. & Q. Band's hit, "Dreamer" which reached #1 in the UK Dance Chart and the U.S. Dance Chart.

Throughout his career, Curtis was plagued with diabetes, relocating from his base in New York back to Winston-Salem as his health weakened.[2] There he received treatment for his illness, however, diabetes got the better of the singer.[2] He died of kidney failure in his birthplace of Winston-Salem, North Carolina in January 1996, at the age of 34.[3][2]


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 239. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.  
  2. ^ a b c d biography
  3. ^ overview

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