In the late s, the eldest children, including Willie, formed a gospel singing group. Willie also performed in talent shows, which brought him to the notice of Johnny Otis and, later, the musician and producer Henry Glover. After seeing him sing with the Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams orchestra, Glover signed him to a recording contract with Blues Pills - Blues Pills Records in He was nicknamed "Little Willie" for his short stature.
It also sold over one million copies. However, the track was not released until Sammy Davis Jr. The event featured the top four prominent disc jockey of Los Angeles. John was known for his short temper and Bill Bailey - Little Willie John - Bill Bailey / My Love Will Never Change to abuse alcohol. He was dropped by his record company, King Recordsin He appealed the conviction and was released while the case was reconsidered, during which time he recorded what was intended to be his comeback album.
Owing to contractual disputes and the decline of his appeal, it was not released until as Nineteen Sixty Six. John died in at Washington State Penitentiary. Despite counterclaims Rolling Stone reported that the death occurred after John had checked into the prison hospital with pneumonia the cause of death stated on his death certificate was a heart attack. Little Willie John was posthumously inducted into Homburg - Procol Harum - Rock Roots Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in as a singer and in as a songwriter.
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