b. Geoff Turton, 11 March 1944, Birmingham, England. A one-time toolmaker, Turton found fame in the mid-60s as singer in the Rockinâ€™ Berries before quitting for a solo career in the autumn of 1968. A self-confessed â€˜penniless bumâ€™, Turton relaunched himself as Jefferson and enjoyed a flurry of fame with the 1969 hit â€˜Colour Of My Loveâ€™, written by Paul Ryan. The transition into a 70s star failed to materialize although Jefferson did enjoy some success in the USA where â€˜Baby Take Me In Your Armsâ€™ reached the Top 30. After playing on the USA college circuit, he returned to the UK in 1972 but failed to avoid the one-hit-wonder tag in his own country.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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