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Little Willie John

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Little Willie John: All Around the World!

Interview by uncredited writer, Rock & Roll Stars, 1956

THE SESSION had just started when I arrived at Beltone Recording Corp. on West 31 Street, just off Fifth Avenue, in New York City. ...

In Memoriam: Little Willie John

Obituary by Bill Millar, Soul Music, 22 June 1968

"Walla Walla, Washington: Willie John, co-writer of ‘Fever’, popularised by Peggy Lee, died Sunday (26) at the Washington State Penitentiary where he had been imprisoned ...

Little Willie John

Retrospective by Charlie Gillett, Fusion, 13 November 1970

TO START where I should, with autobiographical recollection: the only Little Willie John single I can remember hearing when it came out was 'Leave My ...

Willie John: A Soul Who Died In Jail

Retrospective by Bill Millar, Record Mirror, 17 June 1972

THE DEATH of Little Willie John is chronicled in the June 8th 1968 edition of Billboard. Datelined Walla Walla, Washington, May 27th, the notice reads: ...

The Turbulent Career Of Little Willie John

Retrospective by Bill Millar, The History of Rock, 1982

Little Willie John brought soul to blues balladry and helped to change the whole direction of black popular music. Born William Edward John in Camden, ...

Little Willie John: Fever

Sleeve notes by Barney Hoskyns, Charly, July 1990

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN's is one of the saddest stories in the book of soul. A pintsized hipster from the Motor City, he notched up 14 ...

Little Willie John

Sleeve notes by Pete Grendysa, Rhino, 1993

HE LOOKED LIKE he just stepped off the top of a wedding cake – a dapper, smooth-faced little man in a tailored suit topped off ...


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