Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 05, 2009

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Gap Band legend Charlie Wilson is excited for the release of his new solo album, “Uncle Charlie.”

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After beating addiction and homelessness, Wilson stays positive and enjoys his second season in the spotlight.

“Right now I’m just building my strength, staying positive and counting my blessings every day,” he says.

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Spending quality time with his wife w of 15 years who he credits as one of his angels is a must for Charlie Wilson.

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Ronnie Wilson, Charlie Wilson and Robert Wilson strike a pose. Charlie continues to perform and hopes for a reunion, while Ronnie is now a pastor in Texas.

“It’s not a closed door.”

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Robert, Charlie and Ronnie Wilson channeled their creativity not only in music, but their fly fashion as well.

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The Gap Band takes over the Soul Train stage in the early 70s.

“As far as the other members of the band, we are not in constant touch but they are always there for me if ever I need them,” Charlie says of he and his brothers’ band members.

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Charlie Wilson performs during Idol Gives Back held in April 2008 in Hollywood, California.

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Charlie brings the crowd to its feet at SoulFest Atlanta in 2004.

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Charlie’s signature smile and charm continue to earn him new fans.

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The Gap Band & Charlie Wilson remain legendary for their soulful sound.

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