Jackie Wilson was one of the most influential artists of his generation and an inspiration to other singers including Elvis Presley, James Brown and Michael Jackson. I can attest to that because James Brown himself referred to Jackie as "The Greatest Ever."
"The Jefferson Airplane" made their bones headlining at the 3 Major Festivals (Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) Altamont (1969)—and the first Isle of Wight Festival in the U.K. (1968). They had their break-out album in the "Summer of Love" (1967) a...
His break came when Bob Dylan's manager, Albert Grossman, who fished The Village for new clients, signed him up and got him a deal with Verve Folkways Records. Over the next few years he released 5 albums—but none sold well.
After attending a Liza Minnelli Concert, she quit the bank and started singing. She worked with a lounge band and made an early single, but wouldn't record again until her 1979 album: "In The Heat Of The Night," after signing with Chrysalis Records
I remember the first time I saw him Live, he came out in a Duck Suit, one of the most bizarre Concerts I'd ever attended. In later years he'd dress as a Baseball Player with a Sequined Uniform and Ronald McDonald.