The following is a message from the Malaco Music Group's Facebook site.
Our dear family member, friend and songwriter, George Jackson, passed away earlier this morning. George changed the face of Pop, Rock and Roll, Soul, Blues and many other forms of music. We will truly miss him. He was one of a kind. He left behind a treasure of songs that will live forever. For that, we say thank you! Today, and for years to come, I encourage you to listen to your favorite George Jackson song and appreciate what a truly wonderful person was! God Bless!
A detailed biography can be found on John Ridley's Deep Soul Website: