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19/06/1939 Soul singer Al Wilson is born

American soul singer, Allen Wilson was born in the city of Meridian, Mississippi. In his early years he performed in school plays and sang in talent shows. His career began at the age of 12 when he lead his own quartet, performing covers of country and western hits. He continued singing in the following years and most is remembered for his #1 hit, "Show and Tell" and his Northern soul anthem, "The Snake".

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