Al Wilson
A man with soul, a singer/songwriter, a family man, Al Wilson unfortunately passed away on Monday due to kidney failure.

He was only 68.

Wilson was born on June 19, 1939. A Mississippi native who worked odd jobs in his younger years before he began singing with the group, Johnny and The Statesmen. Al toured with them for four years until he began his two year service in the Navy.

Wilson later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. Members in his family gave
a statement saying, "He was always a songbird," and "He was always singing and writing new tunes."

In L.A, he performed in local nightclubs with the Jewels and The Souls. He got his first break in 1966 when he was individually signed by manager Marc Gordon.

Two years later, he released his first single, 'The Snake', but his biggest hit was released in 1973. 'Show and Tell', shot to number one on the Billboard Top 100 in 1974.

Family, friends, and fans of Al Wilson are mourning their loss.