Sound of Philadelphia’s Bernie Wilson Dead at 64 December 27, 2010Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
Wilson, 64-year-old died shortly after midnight the day after Christmas at Kresson View Center in Voorhees, NJ., following a stroke and a heart attack.
Wilson was part of the lineup that produced a string of hits in the 70s that helped define the Sound of Philadelphia. The group’s 1972 song “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” topped the R&B charts and made the top five on the pop charts.
His cousin said Wilson kept performing until a few years ago and hoped to return to sing gospel music.
Funeral arrangements are pending.