Soul Singer Al Wilson Dead At 68
April 23, 2008 at 8:26 AM (PT)
AL WILSON, the soul singer and songwriter who had a number of 1970s hits including "Show and Tell," has died. He was 68. WILSON died MONDAY of kidney failure, according to his son, TONY WILSON.
"He was always singing," his son said. "He would call me in the middle of the night with a new song that he had written."
WILSON was born on JUNE 19th, 1939, in MERIDIAN, MS. In 1966, he was spotted by manager MARC GORDON, who introduced him to singer JOHNNY RIVERS, who signed him to his SOUL CITY label. WILSON's first single, "The Snake" in 1968, was a hit and was followed by "Do What You Gotta Do."
In addition to his son, WILSON is survived by his wife, PATRICIA; daughters ALENE HARRIS and SHARON BURLEY; a brother, EDDIE WILSON; sisters LOTTIE ROSS, RUBY CONYERS and MAEBELL COLE, and 13 grandchildren.