Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

Lonely Teardrops

eBook - 2005
Rate this:
"When Jackie Wilson died in 1984, he was buried in a pauper's grave, without 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 twenty-four 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, Wilson's amazing vocal range and gliding, rapturous style influenced Elvis Presley himself - and later Michael Jackson. Offstage, Wilson lived a life bent on self-destruction. Professionally controlled by the Mafia and hounded by the IRS, he embarked on three marriages and untold extra-marital affairs. He suffered massive alcohol dependency and chronic addiction to amphetamines and cocaine. Shot and critically wounded by a former girlfriend in 1961, he later suffered a heart attack in 1975 and remained in a coma until he death nearly nine years later. Written with the cooperation of Wilson's family, friends, and former lovers, Jackie Wilson is a portrait of musical genius and human tragedy."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005
ISBN: 9781136776526
1136776524
0415974305
9780415974301
Characteristics: 1 online resource (272 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
Alternative Title: Lonely teardrops

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at WPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top