Skip to main content

The Isley Brothers

  • Year:
  • Inducted by:
    Little Richard
  • Category:

Hall of Fame Essay


Harry Weinger

Ronald Rudolph and O’Kelly Isley might command a niche in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame merely for three volcanic sin­gles cut from 1959-62: "Shout,” “Respectable,” and “Twist And Shout.”

But for the next 30 years joined in 1969 by younger brothers Marvin and Ernie Isley and cousin Chris Jas­per, they made even more essential music: “That Lady,” ‘‘Fight The Power,” ‘‘Work To Do,”  “‘Harvest For The World,”  “For The Love Of You.”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 1992
1 of 1
Little Richard Honoring 1992 Inductees The Isley Brothers

they had “Shout,” and boy, they had me shoutin’ everywhere

Little Richard

Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

This website uses cookie data. Read our Privacy Policy for more information. By using this website you agree to our Privacy Policy.