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Al Wilson dies at 68

OW Staff | 4/23/2009, 5 p.m.

Al Wilson, an R&B singer died Monday of kidney failure at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, Calif.

Wilson began as a spiritual singer at the age of 12. He moved into R&B in the late '60s. His hit, "Show and Tell" was a No. 1 Billboard hit in 1973.

The smooth-voiced Wilson began as a spiritual singer and had R&B hits in 1968 with The Snake and Do What You Gotta Do.

Wilson was born June 19, 1939, in Meridian, Miss.. His family moved to San Bernadino in 1958,
Wilson is survived by his wife, Patricia; his son, Tony; daughters Alene Harris and Sharon Burley; a brother, Eddie Wilson; sisters Lottie Ross, Ruby Conyers and Maebell Cole; and 13 grandchildren.