Happy Birthday Al Wilson (June 19)

Today we commemorate the birthday of the late Al Wilson, born June 19th, 1939.

Smooth soul singer Al Wilson will forever be best known for his across-the-board smash hit, "Show and Tell," but his career spanned over three decades and won for him fans around the world.

Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Wilson began singing and playing the drums at his church while still a pre-teen.  After a stint in the armed forces, Wilson relocated to LA and began working in various bands around town. He was "discovered" by pop singer Johnny Rivers, who signed Wilson to his Soul City label and produced Al's first hit, "The Snake."

Today we commemorate the birthday of the late Al Wilson, born June 19th, 1939.

Smooth soul singer Al Wilson will forever be best known for his across-the-board smash hit, "Show and Tell," but his career spanned over three decades and won for him fans around the world.

Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Wilson began singing and playing the drums at his church while still a pre-teen.  After a stint in the armed forces, Wilson relocated to LA and began working in various bands around town. He was "discovered" by pop singer Johnny Rivers, who signed Wilson to his Soul City label and produced Al's first hit, "The Snake."

 

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