Deon Jackson

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Deon Jackson
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Deon Jackson in 1966
Background information
Born (1946-01-26)January 26, 1946
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Origin Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Died April 18, 2014(2014-04-18) (aged 68)
near Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter

Deon Jackson (January 26, 1946 – April 18, 2014), was an American soul singer and songwriter.

Jackson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He performed in vocal groups and as a soloist while he attended Ann Arbor High School, and was signed by producer Ollie McLaughlin while still in school. His first single was his own "You Said You Love Me", followed by "Come Back Home"; both were regional hits in his native Michigan.[1]

Jackson toured heavily on the local club circuit before releasing his next record, 1966'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. Although he has been referred to as a "one hit wonder", Jackson had two more successful singles and recorded until the end of the decade, but then faded from view, living and performing in the Chicago area, where he died on April 18, 2014 at the age of 68.[2][3][2]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions[4]
US Pop Singles US Black Singles
1966 "Love Makes the World Go Round" 11 3
1966 "Love Takes a Long Time Growing" 77 -
1967 "Ooh Baby" 65 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com; accessed April 23, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Notice of death of Deon Jackson, vintagevinylnews.com; accessed April 25, 2014.
  3. ^ Obituary, obits.mlive.com; accessed April 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com; accessed April 25, 2014.