I failed to mention last week the death of Pervis Jackson, a founding member of the Spinners. He was 70 years old, and he’d performed with the group as recently as last month.
I regret now the need to mention Mr. Jackson in the context of Misidentified Black People.
The New York Times will print a correction in tomorrow’s paper. The correction is already up online. Here’s what it says:
“Because of an editing error, a picture caption on Friday with an obituary about Pervis Jackson, a founding member of the singing group the Spinners, misidentified Mr. Jackson in some copies. In the photograph showing the five Spinners, he was second from the right, not second from the left. (That was Bobby Smith.)”
Here is the photograph in question:
R.I.P., Mr. Jackson.