Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson
1934 - 1984

Jackie Wilson  American Singer


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Jackie Wilson passed away on 21st Jan 1984 aged 49.


Jackie Wilson had an encounter with Patti LaBelle.


Jackie Wilson is a member of the following lists: Singers with a four-octave vocal range, Federal Records artists and African-American former Christians.


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First Name Jackie
Last Name Wilson
Full Name at Birth Jack Leroy Wilson
Alternative Name Mr. Excitement, Mr. Entertainment
Age 49 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th June, 1934
Birthplace Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died 21st January, 1984
Place of Death New Jersey, USA
Cause of Death (heart Attack)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter
Occupation Singer
Music Genre (Text) R&B, soul, pop, rock and roll
Music Genre R&B
Year(s) Active 1953–1975
Music Style Soul, Early R&B, Chicago Soul, Pop-Soul, Uptown Soul
Music Mood Carefree, Earnest, Stylish, Confident, Joyous, Rousing, Party/Celebratory, Exuberant, Sensual, Passionate, Fun, Sexy, Energetic, Yearning, Distraught, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Soothing, Happy
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Dee Gee Records, King, Federal, Brunswick, Dee Gee
Associated Acts Billy Ward and His Dominoes
Official Websites http://www.jackiewilson.net

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. On September 29, 1975, while headlining a Dick Clark Oldies Concert, he collapsed on stage from what was later determined to be a massive heart attack, and subsequently slipped into a coma slowly awakening over a period of 8 months. He remained semi-comatose for the 9 years until his death in 1984, at the age of 49; he was deemed conscious but incapacitated in early June 1976. Wilson was an inspiration to Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, James Brown and Michael Jackson to name a few. He was one of the most influential artists of his generation.

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