This right here is our special tribute to the legendary Ron Isley, lead singer of the Isley Brothers, who turns 78 years old today, May 21, 2019.

To mark the occasion, we take a look back at his incredible career and play some of our favorite Isley ditties. With hundreds of records, this is by no means exhaustive. The group has certainly cemented its place in history, selling millions of records over more than 60 years of music, influencing countless other acts and even being inducted into the Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Hall of Fame, way back in 1992. And at the front, manning the mike the entire time, has been Ron Isley.

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