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The Isley Brothers

1937

O’Kelly Isley was born.

1939

Rudolph Isley was born.

1941

Ronald Isley was born.

1951

Chris Jasper was born.

1952

Ernie Isley was born.

1953

Marvin Isley was born.

1962

After getting hurt during a jump, Jimi Hendrix gets an honorable discharge from the Army. Over the next three years, he will play numerous gigs and studio sessions with such R&B stars as Little Richard, the Isley Brothers, Ike and Tina Turner and Sam Cooke.

1962

The Isley Brothers hits #2 on the R&B chart and #17 on the pop chart with “Twist and Shout”.

1966

The Isley Brothers hit #12 with “This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)”.

1969

The Isley Brothers hit #2 with “It’s Your Thing”.

1973

The Isley Brothers hit #6 with “That Lady”.

1975

The Isley Brothers hit #4 with “Fight the Power."

1992

The Isley Brothers are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2010

Marvis Isley loses his battle with diabetes at the age of 56.