In March 2007, many of his original master tapes were lost to a fire that swept through his home garage which he had converted into a recording studio.
Final Resting Place:
Evergreen Memorial Park
4414 14th Street
Riverside, California, 92501
Grave Location:Whispering Pine, Section 8, Block 65, Plot B
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery off Pine Street, take a right where Sections 6 (left) and Section 8 (right) bisect. Drive straight ahead and stop approximately 100 feet before the road veers to the left. Walking to Section 8 on your right and approximately 10 graves in you will find soul singer Al Wilson.
Grave Location GPS33.977915322928915, -117.38592781042637
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