Soul singer Billy Paul dies at 80

Soul singer Billy Paul dies at 80
By Catherine Hardy
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Famous for his 1972 hit "Me and Mrs Jones"

  • Born Paul Williams in Philadelphia
  • Performed alongside Charlie Parker and Nina Simone in his youth
  • Survived by wife Blanche Williams

Billy Paul (1934 – 2016)

— RetroCo (@Retro_Co) April 25, 2016


The US soul singer Billy Paul has died at the age of 80.

A statement on his website says he died as the result of a “serious medical condition.”

He was best known for his number one hit, “Me and Mrs Jones”.

“Me and Mrs Jones”

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  • Describes an extra-marital affair
  • 1972 hit
  • US number one
  • Grammy-award winning
  • Won 500,000 USD lawsuit in 2003 for loyalties owed by Assorted Music
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