Jackie Wilson was once arrested for sleeping with two white women at once

Published On June 27, 2014 | By Admin | Black Power 60s, Entertainment, The latest posts, Uncategorized

Jackie Wilson was one of the first big names in Rock N Roll, but tragic circumstances have led to him being largely forgotten.  Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 9, 1934.  He began making music in 1953 when he joined the group Billy Ward and the Dominoes as the group’s lead singer.

Wilson released his first solo single in 1957 and scored his first No.1 R&B hit in December 1958 with the song “Lonely Teardrops.”  He continued to churn out hits becoming known as “Mr. Excitement.”  He wowed audiences with his tenor voice and infectious stage presence and paved the way for a generation of African American performers crossing over from the rhythm and blues charts to pop music.

Wilson was no stranger to controversy.  In 1961, he was shot by Juanita Jones for simultaneously carrying on a relationship with Harlean Harris.  Not long after his recovery, Wilson discovered that despite being at the peak of his career, he was broke due to the mismanagement of his money by his financial advisers.

After being arrested on morals charges in South Carolina in 1967 for being found in a hotel room with two white women, Wilson married Harris in an attempt to mend his public image.

READ MORE via Jackie Wilson: A Story of Fame, Cheating, Violence, and Dying Broke | Black Like Moi.

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