Jackie Wilson: The Man, the Music, the Mob
When Jackie Wilson died in 1984, he was buried in a pauper's grave devoid of 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 24 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 his amazing vocal range and rapturous, gliding stage style influenced how Elvis Presley sang aand paved the way for Michael Jackson's Moonwalk. In all aspects he pioneered the crossover of black artists into the more lucrative market of the white pop charts.
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