He began as a member of Billy Ward and the Dominoes, and started his solo career under the name of SONNY Wilson. You know him best as JACKIE Wilson - Mr. Excitement. Jackie was born this day in 1934, and his biggest hits included "Whispers," "Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher and Higher," "Night," "Baby Workout," "That's Why," "Along at Last," and of course "Lonely Teardrops" which was co-written by Motown founder Berry Gordy. See a vintage performance of that song on American Bandstand by clicking below.

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