The Independents, with Jesse Jackson’s brother Chuck. Chuck is my peoples he kept us entertained and liquored up during Jesse’s campaign while we were watching the returns. LOL!! My dude, loved me some Chuck Jackson!!
The Independents were an American R&B vocal group active from 1971 to 1975. They scored several hits on the U.S. Pop and R&B charts. Their 1973 song “Leaving Me” reached #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, and remained on the chart for 14 weeks. Sales of over a million copies led to a gold record being awarded by the R.I.A.A. on May 23, 1973.
After the group broke up and recording the solo albums, “Passionate Breezes” and “Gonna Getcha Love”, Chuck Jackson, along with fellow group member Marvin Yancy, achieved success as the producers and writers for most of Natalie Cole’s early chart releases and also had success with Phyllis Hyman and Ronnie Dyson. Jackson is the half-brother of the Reverend Jesse Jackson and is not related to singer Chuck Jackson.