- NAME: Jackie Wilson
- OCCUPATION: Singer
- BIRTH DATE: June 09, 1934
- DEATH DATE: January 21, 1984
- Did You Know?: Jackie Wilson was a successful Golden Gloves boxer when he was a teenager, and reportedly picked a different direction for himself after his mother asked him to stop boxing..
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Detroit, Michigan
- PLACE OF DEATH: Mount Holly, New Jersey
- Nickname: Mr. Excitement
- Full Name: Jack Leroy Wilson Jr.
- AKA: Jack Wilson
- AKA: Jack Leroy Wilson
- AKA: Jackie Wilson
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Jackie Wilson was a dynamic and powerful soul performer during the 1950s and '60s who successfully crossed over from rhythm and blues to pop music.
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After spending eight years in a coma, Jackie Wilson died on January 21, 1984, at a hospital in Mount Holly, New Jersey. He was only 49 years old. Three years later, Wilson was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has been credited with influencing such artists as Prince, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.
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