Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Years Active: 1954–present
Genres: R&B, Doo-wop, Soul, Gospel, Funk, Rhythm And Blues, Disco, Psychedelic Soul
The Isley Brothers are a successful and long-running American group consisting of different line-ups of six brothers, and a brother-in-law, Chris Jasper. The founding members were O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley and Vernon Isley. Starting their careers in the gospel performing circuit in the early 1950s, they eventually crossed over to secular music first finding modest success in doo-wop until the release of their first million-selling hit, "Shout", in 1959. After several flops resulted in them being dropped from their record label, they found success again with sixties hits such as "Twist & Shout", later covered successfully by The Beatles and the Motown hit, "This Old...
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