Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops [NOOK Book]

Overview

When Jackie Wilson died in 1984, he was buried in a pauper's grave, without even a simple marker. Yet, at his peak, he was one of the 20th century's finest singing talents who, between 1957 and 1968, achieved twenty-four Top 40 hits in the United States with tracks like "To be Loved," "Higher and Higher," and "I Get the Sweetest Feeling." In live performance, Wilson's amazing vocal range and gliding, rapturous style influenced Elvis Presley himself - and later Michael Jackson. Offstage, Wilson lived a life bent ...
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Overview

When Jackie Wilson died in 1984, he was buried in a pauper's grave, without even a simple marker. Yet, at his peak, he was one of the 20th century's finest singing talents who, between 1957 and 1968, achieved twenty-four Top 40 hits in the United States with tracks like "To be Loved," "Higher and Higher," and "I Get the Sweetest Feeling." In live performance, Wilson's amazing vocal range and gliding, rapturous style influenced Elvis Presley himself - and later Michael Jackson. Offstage, Wilson lived a life bent on self-destruction. Professionally controlled by the Mafia and hounded by the IRS, he embarked on three marriages and untold extra-marital affairs. He suffered massive alcohol dependency and chronic addiction to amphetamines and cocaine. Shot and critically wounded by a former girlfriend in 1961, he later suffered a heart attack in 1975 and remained in a coma until he death nearly nine years later. Written with the cooperation of Wilson's family, friends, and former lovers, Jackie Wilson is a portrait of musical genius and human tragedy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136776519
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,105,298
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Tony Douglas is a writer/researcher on black American music. He lives in Australia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Great Artist, wish they had more footage on him.

    This book told the truth. He had over 20 plus children all over the world. He copied off of Elvis and Elvis copied from him. They were good friends, you gotta love a book with the truth!

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