To his many fans, he was known simply as "Mr. Excitement," a singer whose music and stage presence influenced generations of performers, from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson. Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops looks at the life and career of this deeply troubled artist. Published briefly in a limited edition in the United Kingdom, this Routledge edition makes available this definitive biography for Wilson's legions of fans. Also includes two 8-page photo inserts.
Tony Douglas is a writer/researcher on black American music. He lives in Australia.
"Brims with the reminiscences of Wilson's former wives and lovers, fellow musicians, bodyguards, and others. This is the portrait of a bigger-than-life personality." -- Benjamin Segedin, Booklist
"A tremendous read. Four stars (highest rating)." -- Q Magazine
"Jackie was one of the most extraordinary performers with whom I've ever worked... Thanks so much, Tony, for helping to tell the world of his contributions." -- Dick Clark