Jackie Wilson
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1934-06-09
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Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an 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 ...

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Biography

Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an 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 in 1984, at the age of 49. By this time, he had become one of the most influential artists of his generation.

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(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
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(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
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It Only Happens (When I Look at You)
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It Only Happens (When I Look at You) It Only Happens (When I Look at You) It Only Happens (When I Look at You) It Only Happens (When I Look at You)
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Higher and Higher
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Higher and Higher Higher and Higher Higher and Higher Higher and Higher
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The Who Who Song
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The Who Who Song The Who Who Song The Who Who Song The Who Who Song
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Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet)
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Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet) Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet) Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet) Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet)
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Talk That Talk
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Talk That Talk Talk That Talk Talk That Talk Talk That Talk
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Whispers (Gettin' Louder)
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Whispers (Gettin' Louder) Whispers (Gettin' Louder) Whispers (Gettin' Louder) Whispers (Gettin' Louder)
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Lonely Teardrops
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Lonely Teardrops Lonely Teardrops Lonely Teardrops Lonely Teardrops
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Biography

Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an 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 in 1984, at the age of 49. By this time, he had become one of the most influential artists of his generation.

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