RONALD ISLEY of the Isley Brothers won a $25 war bond in a gospel contest in a Baptist church as a 3-yr-old. Can’t start too young.
ETTA JAMES’ first R&B hit was Wallflower. It was the answer song to Hank Ballard’s torrid Work With Me Annie. She changed the name from Roll With Me Henry to Wallflower to suit the plate-passing prudes who obviously knew what "roll" meant.