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Millie Jackson

Singer + Songwriter
Female
Born Jul 15, 1944
Age 71
Hometown Thomson, Georgia
Other Names Jackson, Mildred

Mildred "Millie" Jackson is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and comedienne. Three of her albums have been certified gold by the RIAA for over 500,000 copies. Her vocal performances are often distinguished by long, humorous, and explicit spoken sections in her music, which she started doing on stage to get the attention of the audience. She has also recorded songs in a disco or dance music style and even some country styled songs.… Read More

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    Eur Web - Feb 08, 2012

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1944 Birth Born on July 15, 1944.

TEENAGE

1960 15 Years Old She has two children, including Keisha Jackson in the 1960's before she was married and son Jerroll from the late 1970s.
1964 19 Years Old Jackson's singing career reportedly began on a dare to enter a 1964 Harlem nightclub talent contest, which she won.

TWENTIES

1970 25 Years Old Although she first recorded for MGM Records in 1970, she soon left and began a long association with New York-based Spring Records.
1971 26 Years Old Working with the label's in-house producer, Raeford Gerald, her first single to chart was 1971's deceptively titled "A Child of God (It's Hard to Believe)," which reached number 22 on the R&B charts.
1972 27 Years Old In 1972, Jackson had her first R&B Top Ten single with the follow-up, "Ask Me What You Want", which also reached the pop Top 30, then "My Man, A Sweet Man" reached #7 R&B; all three hits were co-written by Jackson. "My Man, A Sweet Man" retains its popularity today for Northern soul enthusiasts and is played on the radio in the UK and quoted as an example from this musical genre as is her 1976 recording, "A House for Sale". … Read More
1974 29 Years Old In 1974, she released the album Caught Up, which introduced her innovative style of raunchy rap. … Read More

THIRTIES

1977 32 Years Old Over the next ten years, Jackson had a string of successful albums and numerous R&B chart entries, the biggest being her 1977 version of Merle Haggard’s country hit "If You’re Not Back In Love By Monday". … Read More
1979 34 Years Old Jackson recorded an album in 1979 with Isaac Hayes called "Royal Rappin's" and the same year saw her release a double album, "Live And Uncensored", recorded in concert at Los Angeles venue, The Roxy. … Read More
1984 39 Years Old Jackson found herself without a label when Spring closed down in 1984, but in 1986, she signed with Jive Records in a deal that produced four albums and resulted in further R&B Top Ten hits with "Hot! … Read More

FORTIES

1985 40 Years Old She appeared on an Elton John track in 1985, "Act Of War", which was a Top 40 hit in the UK, but failed to chart in the USA.
1991 46 Years Old In 1991, she wrote, produced and starred in the successful touring play Young Man, Older Woman, based on her album of the same title for Ichiban.
1994 49 Years Old On November 24,1994, Jackson appeared in the Thanksgiving episode Feast or Famine of Martin as Florine.

FIFTIES

2000 56 Years Old In 2000, her voice featured in "Am I Wrong" by Etienne de Crécy, sampled from her performance in "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right". … Read More
2001 57 Years Old Jackson now runs her own record label, Weird Wreckuds. After a lengthy hiatus from recording, she released her 2001 album, Not For Church Folk, which marked a return to her "tell-it-like-it-is" lyrical style with an Urban contemporary sound. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2006 62 Years Old In 2006, five of Jackson's best-selling albums, Millie Jackson (1972), It Hurts So Good (1973), Caught Up (1974), Still Caught Up (1975), and Feelin' Bitchy (1977) were digitally remastered and released on CD with bonus tracks. … Read More
Broadcasting via remote from her home in Atlanta, Jackson worked in afternoon drive-time from 3-6 pm on KKDA 730 AM, until January 6, 2012.
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