The Isley Brothers were inducted in 1992 to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2014.
The Isley Brothers wrote the song “Twist and Shout” which became a hit for the Beatles.
In 1994 A jury ruled that Michael Bolton’s 1991 hit “Love Is a Wonderful Thing” plagiarizes The Isley Brothers 1966 song of the same name and awards $5.4 million in damages to The Isley Brothers, the largest ever in a music plagiarism case.
Final Resting Place:
George Washington Memorial Park
234 Paramus Road
Paramus, New Jersey, 07652
Grave Location:Section K, All Faiths on the Hill Mausoleum, SW Quad, Building 3, Section B, Row A, Tier 7
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery gates, make your way to the far left road and drive to the back of the cemetery. Just before the road veers right to return to the entrance, make a left and park on the right. Walk towards the mausoleum section on the left and walk towards the center. Looking across the courtyard you will see the grave of singer Luther Vandross on the outside column. Look 2 niches above Luther to see the final resting place of musician Marvin Isley.
Grave Location GPS40.9375291,-74.0808036
Read More About Marvin Isley:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- The Isley Brothers broke in 1959 with their first composition “Shout”
- Widow of Marvin Isley calls him ‘great family man’
- Know Your Bass - Marvin Isley
- Official Isley Brothers Biography
- Isley Brothers Headed For Long Court Battle Over Legal Rights to Band Name
- Rock and Roll HOF - The Isley Brothers
- Michael Bolton sued for ripping off The Isley Brothers
Videos Featuring Marvin Isley:
Booker Little Jr.
popular name: Booker Little Jr.
date_of_death: October 5, 1961
cause_of_death: Complications from uremia caused by kidney failure
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popular name: Leroy Carr
date_of_death: April 29, 1935
cause_of_death: Complications of nephritis due to alcoholism
best_know_for: Leroy Carr, together with Scrapper Blackwell are arguably the two most underrated blues musicians of the 1920s and 1930s. What is undeniable is the two together created some of the most recorded blues classics including How Long, How Long Blues, Mean Mistreater Mama and When the Sun Goes Down
popular name: Ritchie Valens
date_of_death: February 3, 1959
cause_of_death: Gross trauma to brain due to crash of airplane, multiple fractures, left forearm and both legs
best_know_for: Richie Valens was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist and a true rock and roll pioneer who died at the young age of 17 in the infamous Buddy Holly plane crash. Ritchie played is final concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa with Buddy Holly and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson. Holly, Valens and Richardson left The Surf immediately after the show, going to the nearby Mason City airport and chartering a small plane with pilot Roger Peterson to take them to Fargo, North Dakota to prepare for their next show at the Moorhead Armory in Moorhead, Minnesota. The plane took off at 12:55 AM Central Time on Tuesday February 3, 1959. Shortly after takeoff, the plane crashed, killing everyone aboard.