Rudolph Isley, Isley Brothers co-founder, known for hits like "Summer Breeze," passed away at 84.

His brother Ernie confirmed the news.

Rudolph's vocal and songwriting contributions were significant.

The Isley Brothers, influential in pop music, shifted genres.

Their first million-seller, "Shout," faced initial criticism.

The band found success with covers like "Twist and Shout."

Jimi Hendrix briefly joined the group in 1964.

They left Motown Records to form their own label.

Rudolph's writing credits include hits like "Summer Breeze."