Tyrone Davis
American musician
Tyrone Davis
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).
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Tyrone Davis, 16
LATimes - 2 months
Tyrone Davis, a 16-year-old black teenager, was fatally shot Saturday, Dec. 10, in the 1700 block of West 58th Street in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 6:30 p.m., Davis and a friend left the Slauson Super Mall and were walking along West 58th Street when a vehicle pulled alongside them, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling. Multiple people got out of the car, described as a light-colored sedan, and shot at the teenagers. The sedan was then driven away eastbound on West 58th Street. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:38 p.m., according to coroner’s records. His friend, a 17-year-old, was also struck, but he is expected to survive. A 25-year-old Latino who was standing nearby was also hospitalized but will recover. So far, police believe the incident is connected to gang activity because “gang slogans” were exchanged before the shooting, Barling said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Divis ...
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Aisle View: Project Uganda
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Griffin Matthews in Invisible Thread. Photo: Joan Marcus One of the biggest musical hits of the century, thus far, tells of American do-gooders who go to Uganda and -- in the face of a corrupt and lawless evildoer -- teach the natives to read, write and think. Now we have Invisible Thread, at Second Stage, which also has an innocent American bringing light to Uganda students; he even teaches them how to use what in The Book of Mormon they call 'a texting device.' But there the similarities end. The new musical is as serious in theme as Mormon is not, and the comedy -- of which there is a goodly amount -- is in a gentler vein. Invisible Thread has several moments of emotional uplift, and is likely to send at least a portion of the audience enthused out into the night. The authors have concocted what you might call a documentary musical, fashioned from real life. Invisible Thread is about an adrift out-of-work actor who, in search of personal fulfillment, flies to Uganda as a ...
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Young Leaders Drive Political Momentum Toward Stable Climate
Huffington Post - about 3 years
It has become an American tradition: For more than 30 years, the President and First Lady have invited special guests to join the First Lady in her private viewing box during the State of the Union Address -- not the famous and powerful, but everyday Americans who have done something extraordinary and represent the best our country has to offer. Tyrone Davis, who joined the First Lady Tuesday night, certainly fits that profile. Tyrone decided years ago that he would dedicate his life to protecting the environment. After earning a political science degree and Masters of Public Administration from North Carolina State University, he joined Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Climate Corps program in 2010, which selects and trains top-tier graduate students from the nation's leading institutions to act as organizational change agents for energy management in companies, cities and universities. His work in the program had enormous impact: He helped show the Elizabeth City State Unive ...
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2nd Annual 'Endless Summer' Emmy Gifting Suite Attracts Celebs - Eurweb.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Malese Jow ('Vampire Diaries'), Marisa Ramirez, 'Dancing With The Stars' Damian Whitewood, Peta Mergatroyd, Chelsie Hightower and Kyle Massey, Emmy- nominee Randee Heller, Rex Lee (Entourage) Rowan Blanchard ('SPY KIDS'), Sofia Milos, Tyrone Davis,
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Expect Rebuilding Year for Local High School Football Teams - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Promising new players, in Pizzoferrato's view, include four juniors – Tyrone Davis and Roy Richards, who are running backs and defensive backs, Courtney Deberry, a wide receiver and defensive lineman, and quarterback Marquis Little
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Cast Announced for Ain't Misbehavin', Directed by André De Shields - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
The cast will feature Tyrone Davis Jr. (André), Zurin Villanueava (Charlaine), Rheaume Crenshaw (Nell), Johmaalya Adelekan (Armelia), and Jacob Ming-Trent (Ken). They will be backed by a live band, headed by J. Leonard Oxley as musical director and
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Mud Run Gets Dirty For A Cause - The Hornet
Google News - over 5 years
One such participant was Tyrone Davis of "Survivor Nicaragua." "This is a joke compared to Survivor," Davis said. "Survivor's real, it's an endurance thing. I actually did this mud run two years ago but it's special now because it's for a cause
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1 in custody, 1 sought following murders - Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Aaron Jamal Mills, 19, of Roanoke Rapids, is being held in the Halifax County Detention Center under no bond following the deaths of Thomas Tyrone Davis, 38, and Jennilee A. Foster, 26, in the Community Home Park II mobile home park on Delta Drive near
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Shooting victim's family focuses on 11 month old left behind - Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Jennilee Foster, 26, and her boyfriend Thomas Tyrone Davis, 38, were both shot Sunday night, with Davis dying at the scene, and Foster passing away at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Monday. The couple left behind an 11-month-old daughter, Nevaeh Foster
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Man Killed In Halifax County Shooting - WITN
Google News - over 5 years
Thomas Tyrone Davis, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Witnesses tell lawmen they saw a white Crown Victoria drive up to the home. They say a male subject got out of the car and went
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Comic Tyrone Davis to headline Savannah Comedy Revue - Savannah Morning News
Google News - over 5 years
By Linda Sickler “I made my mom and dad laugh,” Davis said. “I made them say. 'Come here and say that again.' I was the class clown at school, too.” A decade ago, Davis decided to become a comedian. He's set to perform Sept
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Harbour View, Cavalier in semis - Jamaica Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
Cavalier's Julian Nugent (left) goes down after a tough challenge from Greenwich Town's Tyrone Davis in their Claro Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Champions' Cup encounter at Collie Smith Drive yesterday. The match ended 1-1
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Comedian Jarrod Harris to Perform in Greensboro - My Fox 8
Google News - over 5 years
20 at 10 am They are $20 in advance and $25 day of show and can be bought at the Coliseum Box Office or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. Harris has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and was on Lopez Tonight in July. Tyrone Davis, Ben Jones,
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Photo by Jeff McAdory - DeSoto Appeal
Google News - over 5 years
On any given night, patrons at his clubs might see performers such as Ike and Tina Turner, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Fred Ford, Stan Kenton, Lou Rawls, Little Richard, Denise LaSalle, Joe Simon, Count Basie, Albert King and Tyrone Davis
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Big Man On Campus - Kosciusko Star Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Previously honored were Kosciusko High School's Cole McBride and Delanta McGee, Ethel's Brent Simmons, Ladarrius Harvey of McAdams, Durant's Jamal Hogsett, Tyrone Davis and William Robinson Jr., JJ McClain's Verdell Alexander and Weir's Jimarrian
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Hogsett among Top Ten 2 Watch - Kosciusko Star Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Previously honored were JJ McClain's Verdell Alexander, Durant's William Robinson Jr. and Tyrone Davis, Ladarrius Harvey of McAdams, Kosciusko's Delanta McGee and Cole McBride, Weir's Jimarrian Woodard and Ethel's Brent Simmons
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A New Bistro Opens at Bradley International Airport - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Left to right: Tyrone Davis, Michell Bradley Group Director; Eric Waldron, Bradley International Airport Administrator; George Michell, Michell Bradley Group Owner/Operator; Marc Holland, BDL Chief of Engineering Services; David White,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tyrone Davis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 66
    Died on February 9, 2005.
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  • 2004
    Age 65
    A stroke in September 2004 ended his career and, following complications, he died in a Chicago hospital on February 9, 2005 at the age of 66.
    More Details Hide Details He left a widow, Ann, to whom he had been married for over 40 years, and several children and grandchildren. His younger sister, Jean Davis, was a member of the group, Facts of Life.
    He also performed on a PBS special on 1970s soul music in 2004, singing "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time".
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 57
    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 55
    In 1994, Davis went to Bellmark/Life Records for one album.
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  • 1991
    Age 52
    In 1991, Davis switched to Atlanta label, Ichiban Records, recording three albums including the song "Mom's Apple Pie".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 36
    He finally returned to the top spot with "Turning Point" in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details Soon afterwards, Davis switched to the major Columbia record label and recorded seven albums over the next five years with producer Leo Graham and arranger James Mack who had collaborated with him for "Turning Point". Major hits with Columbia included "Give It Up" (#2), "This I Swear" (#6), and "In The Mood" (#6,1979). Dubbed the "king of romantic Chicago soul" by MTV, Davis' perceived vulnerability and class endeared him to female soul fans through the 70's. 1982 brought a change of label to the newly established independent, Highrise and another major hit, "Are You Serious" (#3 R&B, #57 pop), again produced by Leo Graham, and written by L.V. Johnson. When Highrise closed the following year, Davis switched to a tiny Los Angeles label, Ocean Front which lacked promotional muscle to get behind arguably one of his best performances, "Let Me Be Your Pacifier".
  • 1970
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Written by Jack Daniels and Bonnie Thompson, this disc also sold over one million copies, and received a gold disc awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America in May 1970. Davis released about 25 singles during his seven years with Dakar, most of them big R&B sellers produced by Willie Henderson.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His first release, "A Woman Needs To Be Loved" was flipped when the b-side started to get radio attention. The song, "Can I Change My Mind" featured a change of vocal style for Davis with a softer, more pleading approach and tone. The record shot up the listings and spent three weeks on the top of the Billboard R&B chart while climbing to #5 in the Hot 100. It sold over one million and received gold disc recognition.
  • 1959
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Working as a valet/chauffeur for blues singer Freddie King, he started singing in local clubs where he was discovered by record executive/musician Harold Burrage. His early records for small record labels in the city, billed as "Tyrone the Wonder Boy", failed to register.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Born
    Born on May 4, 1938.
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