Profile: O’Bryan

Born in Sneads Ferry, NC, O’Bryan McCoy Burnette II was playing the piano at 6 years old and then began singing in the church and at local talent shows.  In 1974, he and his family moved to Santa Ana, CA.  […]

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[caption id="attachment_24721" align="aligncenter" width="231"] Soul Train dancers modeling Toney Briggs' fashions[/caption]

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