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truly one of the greatest songwriter/producers the world has ever known, an absolute colossus at motown with a phenomenal repetoire and the man who gave us possibly the most universally known northern soul anthem of all-time " do i love you"....for that frank, indeed we do....god rest your wonderful soul.

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RIP Frank Wilson...some hate it, some love it in public, some behind locked doors.Whatever the situation for everyone I am sure Do I Love You will forever be one of the definitions of a whole genre, scene.

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A close friend who wrote the foreword to my book. He appeared for me at the Cala Gran Weekender in 2000 and performed in our Do I Love You karaoke competition at SoultripUSA 2004 in Los Angeles.

A master songwriter and producer, he had a wicked sense of humour who called Berry Gordy and handed me the phone.....the one moment in my career I will never forget.

God bless you Frank....

Kev

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RIP Frank Wilson...some hate it, some love it in public, some behind locked doors.Whatever the situation for everyone I am sure Do I Love You will forever be one of the definitions of a whole genre, scene.

in total agreement mark, a pivotal moment for the scene, a landmark discovery that has driven its own stellar value and its own feted storyline and, as is usually the case, the instigator knew not of its existance or subsequent popularity.....it could have been a film......bet frank's smiling thinking of that prospect!

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very sad . I'm off to listen to a certain intro , that culminates with a rim shot that would wake an army. what a record, what a producer and what a genius. RIP Frank Wilson

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Sad news.........great record he will always be remembered for but for me one that does'nt wear well from being overplayed,anyone like me just want to lock some records up and make everyone wait to hear them again,this would be one.

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Our thoughts & prayers are with Franks family and close friends at this sad time

A true legend in every sense brought so much joy to so many people with his wonderful music and outstanding talent.

Gone but forever in the hearts of so many

Ian Cunliffe & Jane Hamilton

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maybe overplayed but i guarantee we all slapped on a copy of Do I Love You when we saw the news.....looking forward to hearing the reception at Saturday's 100 Club anniversary.

thanks for the great music Frank, RIP

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Frank Was An Icon, wether we/he liked it or not. You'll live in our hearts . May you Rest in Peace. Your Music made a lot of people Happy. Your music made me Happy. Your music spread around the World Frank and Landed in the North West of England into the Souls of Many. Goodnight Lad and God Bless. X X X.

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Do we love you ? Indeed we do

R I P Mr Wilson !

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R. I. P. Frank Wilson....

The man's legacy will continue to be played around the world, and like it or not, "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" is the pinacle of the Northern Soul scene musically and always will be.

Why?

Not because of the price tag for IT becoming the rarest soul 45 ever!

But because...

It was a magical moment in so many people's lives when they remember that feeling that surged through them when this was played and they heard it for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or more time.

It caused adrenalin to pump round the veins of young teens up and down the country and fight for space on the dance floors.

(It still does for many of today's middle aged people !)

It became the reason to get involved in the rare soul scene and turn us into the soul junkies we all are some 30 or 40+ years on.

It's worth noting that Frank Wilson also was more than someone who worked at Motown and in various roles in the music industry.

He branched out in his life and helped other's in more than just the musical sense and contributed in numerous ways to help people (of which if you take the time to look and do some homework) you'll discover the man's belief's no doubt guided his humanitarian path.

A talent many will miss. A human being the world will miss.

Even though I never met you I will never forget you for how you changed my life. Thank you Frank Wilson.

God bless...

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R.i.p Frank you are a legend and will be missed.

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RIP frank wilson ....a true legend and do i love you love you indeed i do ..sir ...thank you for introducing myself to the soul which i listened to your track many many times ....all Elgins shows will be dedicated to yourself for the fantastic work and songs you gave our uk scene ...god bless frank.

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Sorry to hear this sad news. Frank passed away after a long battle with prostrate cancer.

So many magnificent pieces of work from this fantastic producer.

To hear him at his very best, take a moment to listen to the Four Tops 'Still Water' to hear a genius at work.

Seminal music that will live on forever.

RIP

Sean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-ToR5YyBdQ

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R.I.P Sir....

Wow. In LA now and just read this. Met FW in 2004 at the Soul USA first trip and what an incredible experience to be in his company. Thanks for the memories and next time Im down at the New York Stadium and the are playing DILYIID, for sure it will bring a tear at this sad news.

Ed

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I met him at briefly at the Cala Gran Weekender in 2000, said hello and shook his hand. I could tell in those two minutes alone that he was a top top man.

"Do I Love You" is my fiancee's favourite record of all time as well.

R.I.P. Frank and thanks for one of the greatest records ever.

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How sad ...how very sad...Do I Love You.....i can still remember that feeling when i heard it for the first time at Wigan's 6th...and the reaction it got from the dancefloor....be nice if it gets played out this weekend as a tribute....Delxxx

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