Jackie Wilson

JACKIE WILSON, along with Cab Calloway, Michael Jackson and a precious few others, could dazzle an audience into emotional exhaustion. Spins, knee drops and backflips into a full split and all that with a one- in-a-million voice. Just Youtube Danny Boy. But talent and boxing skill doesn’t always come with luck. In 1961 one of his lovers shot him 2 times. His 16-yr-old son was shot and killed in 1970. He fell off a stage in 75 and was paralyzed. His 24-yr-old daughter died of a heart attack in 77. Jackie died at 49 of pneumonia in 1984. His older daughter was killed in 1988. One of the great voices of our time deserved better.