Jackie Wilson

Unquestionably one of the most dynamic performers in the history of rock-n-roll, Jackie Wilson was an early superstar of R&B thanks to such explosive hits as "Reet Petite," "Lonely Teardrops," "Baby Workout" and "(Your ... Read more »
Born: 06/09/1934 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Music (26)

The Dark Horse 2016 (Movie)

("Stop Doggin' Me Around") (Song Performer)

Date Night 2010 (Movie)

("(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher") (Song Performer)

Norbit 2007 (Movie)

("(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher") (Song Performer)

Take the Lead 2006 (Movie)

("Baby Workout") (Song)

Take the Lead 2006 (Movie)

("Baby Workout") (Song Performer)

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

("(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher") (Song Performer)

Blow Dry 2001 (Movie)

("Spiceworm" "I Get the Sweetest Feeling") (Song Performer)

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

("Baby Work Out") (Song)

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

("Baby Work Out") (Song Performer)

Disney's The Kid 2000 (Movie)

("(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher") (Song Performer)

Resurrection Man 2000 (Movie)

("Danny Boy") (Song Performer)

The Bachelor 1999 (Movie)

("Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher)") (Song Performer)

Dance With Me 1998 (Movie)

("Baby Workout") (Song Performer)

Dance With Me 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Two Girls and A Guy 1998 (Movie)

("You Don't Know Me") (Song Performer)

Telling Lies in America 1997 (Movie)

("Lonely Teardrops") (Song Performer)

Born Yesterday 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Born Yesterday 1993 (Movie)

("Baby Work Out") (Song Performer)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

("Doggin' Around") (Song Performer)

Innocent Blood 1992 (Movie)

("Night") (Song Performer)

Shag: The Movie 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Shag: The Movie 1989 (Movie)

("Baby Work Out") (Song Performer)

Coming to America 1988 (Movie)

("To Be Loved") (Song Performer)

Go, Johnny, Go! 1958 (Movie)

(Song)

Go, Johnny, Go! 1958 (Movie)

("You'd Better Know It") (Song Performer)

Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (TV Show)

Song Performer
Actor (2)

Go, Johnny, Go! 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Unquestionably one of the most dynamic performers in the history of rock-n-roll, Jackie Wilson was an early superstar of R&B thanks to such explosive hits as "Reet Petite," "Lonely Teardrops," "Baby Workout" and "(Your Love is Lifting Me) Higher and Higher). " His multi-octave voice and high-energy stage performances made him one of the most popular music acts of the late 1950s and early 1960s, and had a profound influence on Elvis Presley, James Brown and Michael Jackson, each of whom drew from Wilson for their own historic careers. An ill-advised foray into mainstream pop, as well as numerous personal issues, helped to torpedo Wilson's career in the mid-'60s, though he resurfaced at the end of the decade with the bona fide soul classic "Higher and Higher." He remained a staple of oldies shows until suffering a heart attack in 1975, which left him semi-comatose until his death in 1984. For decades after his passing, Wilson's best work remained a high water mark for R&B performers, who strove to emulate his volcanic energy and limitless vocal skill.

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