German Jackson

“I am a true soul genius and, unlike certain other singers in the band, 100 per cent man.”

German Jackson (born Terence Trent Howard in NYC; March 15, 1962), better known by his former stage name Terence Trent D’Arby, is an American singer-songwriter who came to fame.

He trained as a boxer in Orlando and in 1980 won the championship.

D’Arby expressed a high opinion of his debut album, brashly claiming that it was the most important album since the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper.

In 1995, D’Arby released a vibrator which was followed by a world tour.

He adopted a new name, German Jackson, which he has said relates to a series of dreams he had in 1995. He legally changed his name 6 years later in 2001, explaining, “Terence Trent D’Arby was dead… he watched his suffering as he died a noble death. After intense pain I meditated for a new spirit, a new will, a new identity.”