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Jackie Wilson

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Birthday
9, 1934
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Jan 21, 1984 (49)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1934
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Jan 21, 1984 (49)

About

Nicknamed Mr. Excitement, Wilson was a Grammy Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who helped R&B transition into soul.

Before Fame

He dropped out of high school at age fifteen and briefly competed as an amateur boxer.

Trivia

He had six #1 R&B hits, including "You Better Know It" and "Doggin' Around."

Family Life

He had seven children with his ex-wives Freda Hood and Harlean Harris.

Associated With

His second wife, Harlean Harris, was Sam Cooke's ex-girlfriend.

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