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Tyrone Davis
Birth: May 4, 1938
Greenville
Washington County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 2005
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Rhythm and Blues Singer. He is best remembered for the soul classics "Can I Change My Mind" and "Turn Back the Hands of Time" which marked his name for introducing orchestrated hits that emphasized a new, smoother style, that helped point the way for Chicago soul into a new decade. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, he spent most of his formative years in Saginaw, Michigan, and moved to Chicago in 1959, where he eventually found a job as a valet and chauffeur for bluesman Freddie King. After teaming with producer/arranger Willie Henderson, the masterminded of "Can I Change My Mind," Davis capitalized on his breakthrough with his soulful Chicagoan themes that evaluated his unique style. The songs "Is It Something You've Got" reached the R&B Top Five in 1969, and it was followed in 1970 by the sublime "Turn Back the Hands of Time." It was his second R&B number one, and also his biggest hit on the pop charts with a peak at number three; plus, the accompanying album of the same name ranks among the best soul LPs of its time, producing two more hits in the R&B Top Ten "I'll Be Right Here" and "Let Me Back In." Davis hit the R&B Top 40 with steady regularity over the next few years, including the Top Tens "Could I Forget You," "I Had It All the Time," "Without You in My Life," and "There It Is." In 1975, he scored his third number one R&B hit with "Turning Point." Overall Davis had over 40 hits that charted on the R&B charts through the 1980s and early 1990s. Tyrone Davis suffered a stroke in October of 2004 and remained hospitalized until his death in February of 2005. (bio by: Noni) 
 
Burial:
Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 21-B along the back row
 
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Originally Created by: Noni
Record added: Feb 22, 2005
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