Paul David Wilson

Born Aug 30, 1952

Paul David Wilson is a songwriter, composer, conductor, and music producer. Most of his professional life has been devoted to music, including composing for radio and TV commercials, he was became the president of a start-up record label begun by Frank Thomas, who was then the starring player on the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Wilson suffered a massive and debilitating stroke when he was 46 years old.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on August 30, 1952.


1970 17 Years Old He was elected Senior Class President of Bowen in 1970. … Read More


1973 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1973, he was one of 20 music students from around the U.S. selected by Ron Logan of Walt Disney Entertainment to participate in a professional "work experience." … Read More
1974 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 1974, while a senior at DePaul, he landed part-time employment at "Star Point 7," a music production company founded by Chuck Colbert, a producer/musician with a jazz-rock band, American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me"). … Read More
1975 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In the Fall of 1975, Danny played a significant role in Paul’s life by introducing him to Ian Levine, a producer and songwriter, who was a celebrated member of the European black music fan base known as the Northern Soul scene.
1976 23 Years Old Despite the success and trans-Atlantic travel he was experiencing, Paul still lived at home with his mother and father. One day in early 1976, while diligently making "cold calls" from his parents’ basement in hopes of drumming up some fresh music opportunities, Paul found himself talking to Jerry Butler, a fellow Chicagoan who was already well known in American soul music. … Read More
1977 24 Years Old In 1977, a chance meeting at a barbershop brought Paul to the attention of Don Richards, a young vice-president and account executive at Leo Burnett Worldwide, Chicago’s largest and most celebrated advertising agency. … Read More
1980 27 Years Old In 1980, People magazine, they featured an article on Paul. … Read More


1985 32 Years Old In 1985, Paul scored a true "crossover hit" when a song he’d created for Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau and composed both lyrics and music featuring Lee Montgomery "Calling Me Home, Chicago," a song written for a $10 million state tourism campaign, became so instantly popular that it was released as a single and sold through area record stores. … Read More
1987 34 Years Old In 1987, because of his desire to re-enter the record business, Paul (with attorney Linda Mensch) discovered and produced a new artist, "Nikki." Eventually signed to Geffen Records, the debut album entitled "Nikki" was released in the summer of 1989. … Read More
1989 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1989, Paul was called on by noted choral conductor Nathan Carter to orchestrate Robert Ray’s "Gospel Mass" for a joint performance of the Morgan State University Choir and the Detroit Symphony.


1998 45 Years Old In late 1998, Wilson produced the debut CD for Dejah Gomez ("Dejah") and Entourage ("The Fall Backs of a Playa") and matching videos for the CD songs and a CD single title "I Can’t Hide" featuring STRONG. … Read More
1999 46 Years Old Soon, both Dejah Gomez and Entourage were starting to "take off," but, in January 1999, just as the action and excitement was building for his young record company, Paul Wilson suffered a stroke. … Read More


2005 52 Years Old In 2005, he returned to Chicago, where he began an intensive rehabilitation regimen, fiercely determined to resume his musical career. … Read More
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