Fever Little Willie John, A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul (Hardcover)
|The first ever authorized biography of the unjustly forgotten ''Father of Soul Music''. A notable R''n''B chart success in his day, his songs are now better known through covers, such as Peggy Lee''s version of "Fever." Mystery surrounds his death in prison - attributed by some to a beating by a guard. |
However he died - he was gone at the age of 30, stilling one of the most important voices in black music.