Susan Whitall has been writing about music since the 1970s, when she became a staff writer for Creem magazine. After Lester Bangs left for New York in 1977, she became editor. She has been a feature and music writer at the Detroit News since 1983. Her book Women of Motown (Avon) was published in 1998. She is in regular contact with Little Willie John’s family – in particular, Kevin John, Willie’s son, and has access to family photos and archives.
Fever: Little Willie John’s Fast Life, Mysterious Death, and the Birth of Soul
- 21 June 2011
“Little Willie John is the soul singer’s soul singer.” – Marvin Gaye
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