Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Harrisons in:
 • North Pinewood Cemetery
 • Charlotte
 • Mecklenburg County
 • North Carolina
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Wilbert Harrison
Birth: Jan. 5, 1929
Death: Oct. 26, 1994

R&B Singer. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1929, his childhood was filled with country and gospel music. In 1950, just out of the army and living in Miami, Florida, Harrison began performing in a calypso-based style. In 1953 he was signed to the Rockin' Logo by Henry Stone, and released his debut song, "This Woman Of Mine" and "Letter Edged In Black" that same year. He moved to Newark, New Jersey, shortly after and began recording several sessions for the Savoy Record Label, after being discovered by producer Fred Mendelsohn. In 1959 he released his first big hit, "Kansas City" for Harlem businessman, Bobby Robinson. The song hit both the R&B and pop charts after its release on Fury Records. After the success of "Kansas City" his career slumped, releasing several non-hit songs for many labels including, Vest, Port, Doc, Neptune, and Constellation, until a 1969 comeback when he released, "Let's Stick Together." In 1971 he released his last hit, "My Heart Is Yours" that appeared on the SSS International Label. Harrison's other songs include, "My Love" "Girls On Parade" "Clementine" "My Babe" "Stagger Lee" "C.C. Rider" "New York's World Fair" and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along." (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
North Pinewood Cemetery
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot C, Grave 3
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7322446
Wilbert Harrison
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Wilbert Harrison
Added by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
 
Wilbert Harrison
Added by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- GREENMIST
 Added: Mar. 19, 2015

- sjm
 Added: Jan. 5, 2015

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Jan. 5, 2015
There are 140 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 44 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service