Kelly, Ronnie and Rudy Isley each where born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where as pre-teens they sang in the church choir and as teenagers already signed to a recording contract with the prestigious RCA label.
“Shout” became their signature song as it landed on the Hit Parade in 1959. It was followed by “Twist & Shout” in 1962, “It’s Your Thing,” in 1969, “That Lady,” in 1973 and “Fight the Power,” in 1975 and “This old Heart Of Mine” in 1990, They were on the Hit Parade a total of 38 times over three decades.
O’Kelly Isley, Jr. died at just 48 years of age on March 31, 1986.
The Isley Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2011.