Al Wilson

Al Wilson

Birth
Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
Death 21 Apr 2008 (aged 68)
Fontana, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Burial Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
Plot Section 8, Block 65, Plot B.
Memorial ID 26181723 · View Source
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Soul Singer. After serving in the US Navy, he relocated to California and began singing in blues groups in nightclubs or wherever he could. In 1966, he was introduced to singer Johnny Rivers, who signed Wilson as a soloist with Soul City Records. He then began a career of chart topping music with his first hit "The Snake", in 1968. His many hits included "Shake Me Wake Me" (1969), "I Stand Accused" (1969), "Touch and Go" (1974), "I Won't Last a Day Without You (1975)" and "Be The One" (1975). His second album "Weighing In" sold over two million copies and also contained his biggest number one single, "Show and Tell" in 1973. In his later years, he continued to perform and in 1999, was honored by the California State Assembly in the First Class of Freedom Fighters for Musical Arts.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 21 Apr 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26181723
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Al Wilson (19 Jun 1939–21 Apr 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26181723, citing Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .