Please Send Me Someone to Love
Born 12th August 1920 – Minden, Louisiana
Died 11th August 984 – Los Angeles
Percy Mayfield wrote the excellent Hit The Road Jack for Ray Charles. In 1950 Percy Mayfield had a massive hit in the USA Please Send Me Someone to Love – it got to number one in the charts – and it got a few plays at the Twisted Wheel and the Blue Note Club in Manchester many years after its first release. Unfortunately, Percy was horrifically injured in a car crash which left him with facial scars which prevented him from touring for a number of years.