Chris Wilson (American musician)

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Chris Wilson
Born September 10, 1952 (1952-09-10) (age 64)
Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Labels Sire
Associated acts The Flamin' Groovies, The Barracudas

Chris Wilson (born September 10, 1952 in Waltham, Massachusetts) is a guitarist and multi instrumentalist, most known for his role as the singer of the best-remembered line-up San Francisco cult band the Flamin' Groovies, having replaced original singer Roy Loney in 1971. With Wilson on lead vocals, the band released their influential 1976 album Shake Some Action.[1]

His song "Shake Some Action", co-written with Cyril Jordan, appeared in the 1995 movie Clueless.[2]

He was also a long-term member of The Barracudas and in 1993 he released the mini-album Pop backed by The Sneetches and the debut solo album Random Centuries.[3]

A resident of North London, he continues to record and play, most recently with his five-piece band the Groovin' Flames. He released his second solo album, Second Life, in 2008.[3]