Billy Scott, beach music singer dies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WPDE) - Billy Scott, a longtime beach music singer, died Saturday morning at home. He was 70. Scott's friend, Harry Turner, said he died from pancreatic cancer.

Scott performed with the group Billy Scott and the Party Prophets at venues across the Carolinas and the Grand Strand.

He began his music career in the 1960's with the group the Georgia Prophets. He's best known for the hits "I've Got the Fever," "California," and "My Kind of Girl."

Turner describes Scott as the "number one ambassador of beach music."

Scott served as Chairman of the
Beach Music Association International. Turner is the President of the organization.

Scott is originally from West Virginia. He lived in Charlotte, N.C.

His funeral is set for November 27 at The Park Church, 6029 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C. The service begins at 2:30 p.m.