January 21, 2004
After 40 years together, which must be a record for a vocal group, the venerable Persuasions will be losing a founding member as legend Jerry Lawson will no longer be performing with the group. Here is the letter addressed to the band members that is posted on his web site.
After 41 wonderful years with you & the guys I've decided to focus strictly on my solo career and I will no longer be appearing with the Persuasions. Since my mother passed away I look at life very differently. I realize that I have a lot of musical dreams left to fulfill and time is marching on. I wish the guys nothing but the best in all their endeavors. Hopefully I'll be performing in your town in the near future. Hope to see you there. Thanks for your understanding and I hope to have your continued support.
We wish Jerry the very best but with some inside knowledge we question the wisdom of such a move. Anybody see the movie Spinal Tap?
Posted by acapnews at January 21, 2004 10:02 AM