Isley, Ronald

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Isley, Ronald Gender: M
born on 21 May 1941 at 07:25 (= 07:25 AM )
Place Cincinnati, Ohio, 39n10, 84w27
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
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American musician, one of four brothers who sang in the local church choir before forming a professional quartet in 1955.

They quit for a year when brother Vernon was killed in a bicycle accident. After they resumed, they had a single record deal in 1957 but their big break did not come for another two years, a Rhythm & Blues hit in 1959.

They were able to move the entire family to New Jersey. In July 1962 their "Twist and Shout" topped the charts.

The brothers formed their own record label in 1964, T-Neck, with Ron as President and head vocalist. Their first release had Jimi Hendrix on guitar. They were signed by Motown 1965-68, then revived T-Neck, writing and producing their own material.

In 1969 the boys added two more brothers and a cousin who were with them for 15 years. There was an acrimonious split when they became a trio themselves in 1984.

The three brothers were inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame 1/15/1992. Ron and Rudy continued as the Isley Brothers after Kelly died in 1986.

He declared bankruptcy in 1997, after the IRS seized his yacht. He emerged from bankruptcy in 2001. However, he reportedly neglected to file tax returns for the years 1997-2001 and in 2002 did not sign his return. On October 13, 2004, a federal grand jury handed down an indictment charging him with five counts of tax evasion and one count of failing to file an income tax return. The Internal Revenue Service claims that he evaded taxes from 1997 to 2002 by allegedly depositing his dead brother's royalty checks, buying personal cars using a business account and using cash to keep payments to band members off the books,

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Hendrix, Jimi (born 27 November 1942). Notes: Hendrix occasionally played guitar for The Isley Brothers
  • sibling relationship with Isley, Kelly (born 25 December 1937)


  • Death of Sibling 1956 (Brother Vernon killed)
  • Work : Gain social status 1959 (Big break, first hit)
  • Social : Joined group 1969 (Added two brothers and a cousin to group)
  • Social : Left group 1984 (Brothers and cousin left group)
  • Death of Sibling 1986 (Brother Kelly died)
  • Work : Prize 15 January 1992 (Inducted to Hall of Fame)
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  • Financial : Bankruptcy 1997
  • Crime : Law suit 13 October 2004 (for tax evasion and fraud)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford


  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Three brothers, sang together)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Bankruptcy
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (T-Neck label)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (T-Neck, The Isley Brothers)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Formed own label)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Rock'n'Roll)