Deon Jackson in 1966
January 26, 1946 |
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Deon Jackson (born January 26, 1946), is an American soul singer and songwriter.
Jackson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He performed in vocal groups and as a soloist in high school, he attended Ann Arbor High School and was signed while still in school by producer Ollie McLaughlin. His first single was his own "You Said You Love Me", followed by "Come Back Home"; both were regional hits in Michigan. Jackson toured heavily on the local club circuit before releasing his next record, 1965's "Love Makes the World Go Round" on Carla Records. The tune became a major pop hit, and a full-length album was released subsequently on Atco Records. Though he is often referred to as a one hit wonder, Jackson had two more successful singles, and recorded until the end of the decade, but after this faded from view, he performed mostly in the Chicago area.
|US Pop Singles||US Black Singles|
|1966||"Love Makes the World Go Round"||11||3|
|1966||"Love Takes a Long Time Growing"||77||-|