Jackie WilsonBorn 9 June 1934. Died 21 January 1984
Jackie Wilson Biography (Wikipedia)
Jack Leroy Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an African American soul singer and performer. A tenor with a four-octave range, Wilson was a prominent figure in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. Wilson was considered a master showman, earning the nickname "Mr. Excitement", and one of the most dynamic singers and performers in pop, R&B, and rock & roll history.
Wilson gained initial fame as a member of the R&B vocal group Billy Ward and His Dominoes. He went solo in 1957 and scored over 50 chart singles spanning the genres of R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop and easy listening, including 16 R&B Top 10 hits, in which six R&B of the repertoire ranked as number ones. On the Billboard Hot 100, Wilson scored 14 top 20 pop hits, six of which reached the top 10. Jackie Wilson was one of the most important and influential musical artists of his generation.
A two-time Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee, and winner of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's special Legacy Tribute Award in 2003, Jackie Wilson was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Jackie Wilson #69 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
- The Funk Family Tree: Erma Franklinhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mgdql.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mgdql.jpg2016-03-12T17:07:00.000ZThe branch begins with Erma Franklin and ends up with Naughty by Nature... who next?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03mgdrh
The Funk Family Tree: Erma Franklin
- The Funk & Soul Years - 1967https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j1cjj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j1cjj.jpg2015-01-31T20:45:00.000ZCraig takes you back to 1967 - The Summer of Love - for The Funk & Soul Years.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02j1cjz
The Funk & Soul Years - 1967
Jackie Wilson Tracks