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9th June 1934

Jackie Wilson

American singer

Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson Jr. was an American soul singer 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 six R&B number ones. On the Billboard Hot 100, he scored 14 Top 20 Pop hits, six of which made it into the Pop Top 10. Wilson was one of the most influential artists of his generation.

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  • Lived from
    1934 - 1984 (Died age 49)
  • Birthday:
    9th June 1934
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Gemini
  • Place of Birth:
    Detroit

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