Al Wilson Biography
Allen LaMar Wilson, 19 June 1939, Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 21 April 2008, Fontana, California, USA. Wilson was a former member of the Jewels, and also the Rollers, a San Bernardino, California-based quartet who scored a hit in 1961 with The Continental Walk. He was later signed as a solo act to Soul City, a short-lived label owned by singer Johnny Rivers. Do What You Gotta Do and The Snake reached the R&B chart in 1968, but it was not until the mid-70s that Al achieved a more consistent success. Show And Tell was a US mainstream number 1 single in 1974 while Ive Got A Feeling (Well Be Seeing Each Other Again) reached number 3 in the R&B lists two years later. Wilsons subsequent releases were less fortunate and his last chart appearance was in 1979 with Count The Days. He remained a popular performer on the club circuit up until his death from kidney failure in April 2008.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.