Born as Peter Pendleton in West Virginia, Scott began his singing career while performing with several musical groups during his time in the Army. Upon his 1964 discharge, he began performing with his wife, Barbara, as The Prophets. The duo scored their first gold record in 1968 with “I Got the Fever.”
Evolving over time into The Georgia Prophets, Billy Scott and his bandmates continued to score hits with “California” and “Seaside Love.” They continued to record new music throughout the 1970s.
Not familiar with the music of Billy Scott? Check out this live performance of “I Got the Fever” from March of 2012.