Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Bassobit: Marvin Isley

Marvin Isley, the youngest of the Isley Brothers, died on Sunday.

He'd taken up the bass for the group in 1973, joining the then 19 year-old family business. Although he might not have been in the early line-up, he was there for this:

He quit in 1984, for a family schism group Isley-Jasper-Isley; the brothers returned to the fold in 1991. Just in time for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction, in fact.

Marvin had left the band in 1996, when complications from his diabetes led to a departure from live performance.

Marvin Isley was 56. He had been unwell for some time.

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