Wednesday 18 July 2018

Me And Mrs Jones singer Billy Paul dies at 80

Billy Paul pictured in 2008 (AP)
Billy Paul pictured in 2008 (AP)

Billy Paul, the soul singer best known for the chart-topping ballad Me And Mrs Jones, has died.

His co-manager Beverly Gay said Paul, 80, died on Sunday at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey. He had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Paul was one of many artists who had success with the Philadelphia-based writing and production team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

Me And Mrs Jones, a seductively-arranged confession to an extramarital affair, was released in 1972 and won a Grammy for best rhythm 'n blues male vocal performance.

The song was by far his biggest hit, although he had success with Let's Clean Up The Ghetto, Thanks For Saving My Life and other releases.

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