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Half of the celebrated R&B duo Bob & Earl, singer Earl Nelson also enjoyed a solo career under the alias Jackie Lee, recording a series of singles that subsequently emerged as Northern soul classics. Born in Lake Charles, LA, on September 8, 1928, Nelson cut his teeth singing in his church's gospel choir. His family relocated to Los Angeles in 1937, and at age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, working on the construction of the Panama Canal. Upon returning to civilian life he beg... Read more

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