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Happy Birthday Ernie Isley!

Happy Birthday to Ernie Isley who was born on March 7, 1952!

Ernie Isley  was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and  is a self- taught musician who started playing drums at the age of 12.  He got his first guitar in 1968 and did his first professional recording, playing bass on the Isleys' breakthrough funk smash , "It's Your Thing", released in 1969.