The last time I posted a link to a song it was the first chart hit for Sam Cooke. Well, how about the 1st chart hit for another of the great black vocalists from the era, Jackie Wilson.
This song hit the charts on November 4, 1957.
The song gets only to #62. It was the only version to chart & it was written by Tyran Carlo & Berry Gordy (YES that Berry Gordy). The song will hit #6 in the UK & #10 in Australia.
Jackie was performing onstage at The Latin Casino in Cherry Hill New Jersey on September 29, 1975, as one of the featured acts in Dick Clark's Good Ol' Rock and Roll Revue when he suffered a major heart attack. Medical personnel worked to stabilize his vital signs, but the lack of oxygen to his brain caused him to slip into a coma. He briefly recovered in early 1976, and was even able to take a few wobbly steps but slipped back into a semi-comatose state. Jackie died on January 21, 1984, at age 49 from complications of pneumonia. He was initially buried in an unmarked grave at Westlawn Cemetery near Detroit. In 1987, a fundraiser by a Detroit radio station collected enough money to purchase a headstone.