Soul singer Al Wilson, April 21 Al Wilson, the soul singer and songwriter who had a number of 1970s hits including Show and Tell, died on Monday, April 21, 2008, of kidney failure at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana. He was 68. A drummer, he worked with the Jewels and their successor group, the Rollers, then the Souls in Los Angeles. In 1966, he was spotted by manager Marc Gordon, who introduced him to singer Johnny Rivers, who signed him to his Soul City label. Wilson's first single, The Snake in 1968, was a hit and was followed by Do What You Gotta Do. Show and Tell was released in 1973 and the next year was No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart. Wilson charted with several other 1970s singles, including La La Peace Song, I've Got a Feeling (We'll Be Seeing Each Other Again) and Count the Days.
Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times