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Wright Brothers Flying Machine

Wright Brothers Flying Machine comprised of:

Arthur Wright (b. Arthur George Wright, 28th May 1937, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. d. 4th July 2015, California,U.S.A.)

Bonita Wilson


Larry Wright

The Wright Brothers Flying Machine were the brainchild of, guitarist, arranger, producer, songwriter, bandleader and background vocalist, Arthur Wright.

Apart from the Wright Brothers Flying Machine, Arthur performed in the group’s, Afrique and Arthur Wright & His Orchestra.

Arthur Wright

Arthur was the son of Melvin Ernest Wright & Evelyn Johnson.

His first writings were featured on the 1961 single ‘Fall In Love With Me’ for the group Aki.

He performed on over 5,000 recordings including, guitar session work on songs such as ‘Love Hangover’ (Diana Ross), ‘Don't Leave Me This Way’ (Thelma Houston), along with contributions for other Motown artists, including Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Dynamic Superiors, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, 5th Dimension, Marvin Gaye's (‘Let's Get It On’), and The Temptations.

Away from Motown, Arthur’s work was featured on recordings by the likes of Ray Charles, Friends Of Distinction, Jimmy Witherspoon, the Righteous Brothers, Willie Hutch, Dennis Coffey, Raul Da Souza, The Pips, Rare Gems Odyssey, Syreeta, Billy Preston, Bettye Swann, The Emotions, Little Richard, Mary Love, Nolen & Crossley, Leon Haywood, Jerry Butler, Z.Z. Hill, Side Effect, Donna Summer, Jose Feliciano, Ike & Tina Turner, Billy Preston and Little Johnny Taylor.

Bonita Wilson sang vocals for Raul De Souza.


The Wright Brothers Flying Machine, released one self-titled album, for the Casablanca Records imprint, in 1978.

The album featured input from the likes of, Clarence "Butch" Robinson, James Gadson, Greg Phillingaines, Sonny Burke and Leslie Drayton.

Arthur passed away in July 2015, at the age of 78.

Wright Brothers Flying Machine

wright brothers flying machine - 1978

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Wright Brothers Flying Machine (Casablanca Records 1978)

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