That the apple does not fall far from the tree became a well-proven concept Friday night, August 15, 2014 at the Community Theatre in Pine Bluff, Arkansas as Bobby Brooks Wilson, progeny of the rock and roll legend Jackie Wilson, lit up the stage with a brilliant and highly entertaining performance. His energy and enthusiasm were infectious. Smiles abounded, hands clapped and feet tapped as he went through a bug-eyed Little Richard routine, followed close on the heels by tributes to Stevie Wonder, the Drifters, Sam Cooke, the Platters and hisself, the King, Elvis. And that was just the first half.
Bobby came back after the intermission and regaled the appreciative crowd with his versions of his father's hits and favorites. Twice during the performance he left the stage and cavorted with the audience. In between songs, he revealed previously little known facts about the rock and roll era and particularly how several of his fathers signature hits were produced and came to be. Here are 24 pictures from the performance. Also see 14 pictures from Bobby Brooks Wilson's Saturday performance.