Tyrone Davis

Born May 4, 1938

Tyrone Davis, born Tyrone Fettson, was a leading American soul singer with a distinctive style, recording a long list of hit records over a period of more than 20 years. He had three no. 1 hits on the Billboard R&B chart: "Can I Change My Mind" (1968), "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (1970), and "Turning Point" (1975).… Read More

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1938 Birth Born on May 4, 1938.


1959 21 Years Old Tyrone Fettson was born in Greenville, Mississippi to Willie Branch and Ora Lee Jones. He moved with his father to Saginaw, Michigan, before moving to Chicago in 1959. … Read More


1968 30 Years Old Successful Chicago record producer Carl Davis signed him in 1968 to a new label, Dakar Records that he was starting as part of a distribution deal with Atlantic, and suggested that he change his name and he borrowed Carl's last name Tyrone Davis. … Read More
1970 32 Years Old His biggest hit came in early 1970 when "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" also reached #1 in the R&B chart and went up to #3 in the Hot 100 pop chart. … Read More
1975 37 Years Old He finally returned to the top spot with "Turning Point" in 1975. … Read More


1991 53 Years Old In 1991, Davis switched to Atlanta label, Ichiban Records, recording three albums including the song "Mom's Apple Pie".
1994 56 Years Old In 1994, Davis went to Bellmark/Life Records for one album.
1996 58 Years Old Davis' days as a major chart act were over, but he continued to be a popular live attraction and finally signed in 1996 with Malaco Records, the southern-based blues label recording him on a number of albums.


2004 66 Years Old 1 More Event
He also performed on a PBS special on 1970s soul music in 2004, singing "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time".
2005 67 Years Old Died on February 9, 2005.
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