Wilson, Jackie

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Name
Wilson, Jackie Gender: M
Jack Leroy Wilson, Jr.
born on 9 June 1934 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Highland Park (Wayne County), Michigan, 42n24, 83w06
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°53' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°38 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 25°10'



Jackie Wilson (1961)

Biography

American soul singer-songwriter and performer. A tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed "Mr. Excitement", and was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. He was considered a master showman, and one of the most dynamic and influential singers and performers in R&B and rock 'n' roll history.

Gaining fame in his early years as a member of the R&B vocal group Billy Ward and His Dominoes, he went solo in 1957 and recorded over 50 hit singles that spanned R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop and easy listening. This included 16 R&B Top 10 hits, including 6 R&B # 1's. On the Billboard Hot 100, he scored 14 Top 20 Pop hits, 6 of which made it into the Pop Top 10. During a 1975 benefit concert, he collapsed on stage from a heart attack and subsequently fell into a coma that persisted for nearly nine years until his death on 21 January 1984, at the age of 49. By this time, he had become one of the most influential artists of his generation.

A two-time Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee, Wilson was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Lewis, Bobby (born 9 February 1925)

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 21 January 1984 (Age 49)
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  • Work : Prize 1987 (Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

S.C. emailed Sy Scholfield quoting from "Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops by Tony Douglas (Routledge, 2005), p. 14: "born at 5.30 a.m. on Saturday, 9 June 1934 at the Herman Kiefer Hospital in Highland Park, Michigan."

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Billy Ward and His Dominoes)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Soul)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Soul)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)