Linda Jones

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Linda Jones (December 14, 1944 - March 14, 1972)[1] was an American soul singer.

Jones was born in Newark, New Jersey. She started 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 had unsuccessful singles on Atco Records in 1964 and Blue Cat Records the following year. She signed with Warner Bros. Records subsidiary Loma Records in 1967 and released the biggest of several hits, "Hypnotized". Soon after her career took off, however, she was diagnosed with diabetes and died at home in Harlem in 1972 while resting between matinee and evening shows at the Apollo Theater.[2]




YearTitleChart positions[4]
U.S. Pop SinglesU.S. R&B Singles
1967"What've I Done (To Make You Mad)"618
1968"Give My Love a Try"9334
1970"I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow"-45
1970"That's When I'll Stop Loving You"-40
1971"Stay With Me Forever"-47
1972"Not on the Outside"-32
1972"Your Precious Love"7415

See also


  1. ^ Social Security Death Index
  2. ^ Biography,
  3. ^ Billboard,
  4. ^ Billboard Singles.

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