b. Linda Jones, 14th December 1944, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.
d. 14th March 1972, The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Linda Jones started out singing in her family's gospel group the Jones Singers at the age of six.
Her first recording was 'Lonely 'Teardrops' under the name Linda Lane, on Cub Records in 1963, and she recorded for the Atco imprint in 1964 and Blue Cat in 1965.
Linda also utilised her unique vocal dynamics on the song, Not On the Outside, recorded for Turbo Records in Newark, New Jersey.
In 1967, she worked with writer / producer George Kerr and signed to Russ Regan's Loma label in 1967.
This resulted in her biggest hit, 'Hypnotized', which almost reached the U.S. Top 20.
A sufferer of diabetes, Linda Jones collapsed backstage at the Apollo in New York on 14th March 1972.
She had been there for a two week engagement although she was feeling the warning signs of a diabetic attack.
She was rushed to the hospital unconscious where she died at the age of 28 on 14th March 1972.
Hypnotized (Loma 1967)