2 October 1956, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. A singer-songwriter, who was especially successful in the late 80s, Jackson was brought up in Harlem, and sang at the White Rock Baptist church while he was still a young child. Later, he worked in a bank before joining the group LJE, along with the singer, songwriter and producer Paul Laurence. In the early 80s, Jackson moved to California and became lead singer with the R&B vocal/instrumental group Mystic Merlin. He sang on their Full Moon, which featured the popular soul/dance track Mr Magician. In 1984, Jackson returned to the east coast where he was spotted singing in a New York club by Melba Moore. After serving as a backing vocalist for Moore, Evelyn Champagne King, and others, Jackson signed a solo contract with Capitol Records, and issued Rock Me Tonight in 1985. Both the album, and its title track, Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake), which Jackson had written...
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