Johnny Bristol

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John William Bristol, 3 February 1939, Morgantown, North Carolina, USA, d. 21 March 2004, Howell, Brighton Township, Michigan, USA. Bristol’s career began within the nascent Motown Records circle. He first recorded in 1960 as part of the duo of Johnny And Jackie (Jackie Beavers, whom Bristol met while in the US Air Force). On Gwen Gordy and Harvey Fuqua’s Tri-Phi label, they recorded the original version of ‘Someday We’ll Be Together’ (1961), which was a runaway success for the Supremes in 1969. Bristol remained with the company, and over the next 10 years, in a partnership with Harvey Fuqua, forged a successful career as a producer and songwriter with Edwin Starr, David Ruffin, Detroit Spinners, Stevie Wonder and Junior Walker.

Bristol left Motown in 1973, and joined CBS Records as house producer, but despite that, was still unable to persuade them to release his solo album. He eventually achieved this by...

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