Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Al Wilson

I found out the this information about Al Wilson, an Inland Empire artist. Last time I heard about Al Wilson was on the radio in an interview at the 2007 San Bernardino Route 66
I found this at http://www.kmen129.com/
As The Kmenterainter goes to the web, we just learned Chart Topper and Inland Empire resident Al Wilson died on Monday.
Al, of course is best known for his number one hit "Show And Tell". Al visited KMEN many times over the years. KMEN129.COM's Harley Davidson said, "I was sad to learn of Al's death. It's been a few years since I've seen him but he was a great guy who was nice to everyone he met. He was a fixture in San Bernardino for years, playing more shows there than anyone. I'm happy we got to do some things on KMEN back in the 90's. He'd come to the station from time to time with Brenton Wood to promote a show, or just take phone calls from listeners.
I'll always remember one Sunday night I called him at home after going to a record swap meet in Pasadena. I found a copy of The Snake and wanted to tell him. Al told me Eddie Meka from Laverne and Shirley was looking for that record for some time and put me in touch with him. What I didn't tell Al was I only paid a dime for the single. It didn't matter, I gave the record to Eddie."
Al Wilson was 68 years old. Wilson was scheduled to perform at San Bernardino Valley College as part of the school's "Together" Benefit Concert on May 3 after a performance at Aquinas High School in San Bernardino. The concert will go on as planned and Wilson will be the first inductee into the school's newly established Alliance for the Arts Hall of Fame, said Craig Petinak, director of marketing and public relations for the school. More information on the concert can be obtained by calling (909) 384-8611.


Anonymous said...

Yea sad to hear about AL WILSON.
I lived in Berdoo when he was out
there. Never met the guy.
My favorite song of his was his
first: WHO COULD BE LOVIN' YOU. 1967, Soul City records.
Great style and lyrics and a production I also liked.
It was very popular at KMEN/KFXM
but never even made the national
top 100. If you remember the song,
you'll agree it was a nice tune
on the radio.

KFXM Tiger Radio & K/MEN 129 in Doug's Stuff Room said...

"Who Could Be Lovin You" has always been my favorite by Al Wilson. I haven't found it on CD, but I have it on his LP. Sounds good on vinyl.

Anonymous said...

YOU as an MP3 on line.
Not the best quality but I can
play it with a touch of a button
on computer.
I have the original 45 but
want a cleaner copy of that
on MP3.
Maybe you can make an MP3 from
the album????