Johnnie Wilder, Jr.
Johnnie Wilder, Jr., led the disco group Heatwave, which in 1977 launched the dancefloor classic "Boogie Nights." Despite a car crash that left him paralyzed from the neck down, he later pursued a solo career singing contemporary gospel music. Born July 3, 1949, in Dayton, OH, Wilder spent his childhood singing in his church choir alongside brother Keith. Both siblings later joined the U.S. Army, and while stationed in Kaiserslautern, West Germany, in 1972 they formed an R&B vocal quintet dubbed… Show more
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