Legends concert coming to Ridge

Singer discovers famous lineage goes on to create own success with four Grammy nods.

Bobby Brooks Wilson will perform at the ACT as part of the Elvis and Friends show.

Music is in his blood.

Bobby Brooks Wilson, known as Bobby Brooks back in the 1990s, broke into show business portraying Jackie Wilson in the original Waikiki production of Legends in Concert.

Audiences found him an unusually close natural look-alike, especially for a tribute artist, and he went on to international success portraying the legendary 1950s entertainer.

Overcoming early foster care and personal tragedies that read like a work of fiction, Bobby Brooks never knew he had a famous father. Through various attempts at show business, he was discovered by a Legends In Concert talent scout who suggested he perform a tribute to Jackie Wilson because of his uncanny likeness to the 1950s recording star.

After meeting Jackie Wilson’s family members and comparing family time-lines, it was discovered that Brooks could be the son of the late, great rhythm and blues recording artist Jackie Wilson. With the aid of one of Wilson’s acknowledged family members, it was officially confirmed that Jackie Wilson was indeed his biological father.

Brooks will be in Maple Ridge at the ACT April 7 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Legends in Concert show Elvis and Friends

Now, with this aptly titled album, Bobby Brooks Wilson steps outside the role of tribute artist and performs as himself.  Brook’s  hit song Sweetest  has climbed up the charts and has 2015 Grammy ballots in four categories.

“Somewhere up in soul heaven, father Jackie Wilson must be as proud as a peacock over his long lost son, Bobby Brooks Wilson,” said Vogt, producer of Legends in Concert.

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