Happy Birthday Ernie Isley

Happy Birthday Ernie Isley

March 7, 1952 (age 64)

Ernie was born in Cincinnati, where his older brothers formed The Isley Brothers.

Ernie started playing drums at 12. His first live gig as a member of his brothers' band was as a drummer in 1966 at the age of 14. Ernie was influenced by José Feliciano's version of "Light My Fire" and in 1968 got his first guitar. He is a self-taught musician.

Ernie is a prolific songwriter, penning "Fight the Power (Part 1 & 2)", "Harvest for the World", "Voyage to Atlantis", "(At Your Best) You Are Love", "Footsteps In the Dark", "Brown Eyed Girl" and co-writing "That Lady", "Between the Sheets". His guitar riffs are recognizable on "Summer Breeze", "That Lady", "Voyage To Atlantis" and "Choosey Lover.

 
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