A family group from Florida, brothers Edward (who wrote most of the songs) and Carter Cornelius, with their sister Rose, had a million seller on United Artists with their first record Treat Her Like A Lady in 1971, originally released on the Platinum label of Miami. After which they were joined by a second sister, Billie Jo, and achieved their biggest hit, another million seller, Too Late To Turn Back Now. Their music never really clicked with the soul fans, it was seen as not being emotionally intense enough. They split up in 1976 when Carter joined a black Hebrew sect in Miami and adopted the name Prince Gideon Israel. He was working on a come-back song to re-enter the pop field when he died on 7 November 1991.
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