Aside from the fact that such a moniker sounds a little like an R&B cover band led by a Klansman, Wayne Cochran was the real deal:
And not just for his stunning, cotton-candy-like pompadour. (The enthusiastic Hound Blog describes it as: "Swept back and piled high, when it caught the spotlight it seemed to glow like a full moon over the ocean.") Cochran was a great performer; the dude has it, as can be seen from his appearance on the Jackie Gleason show:
Cochran, says the internet, began in rockabilly, moved to Macon Georgia, and then to soul music, alongside fellow Maconite, James Brown. Both loved and emulated Gorgeous George. (That's where James Brown got his cape.) Cochran emulated Brown as well, hit the Chitlin Circuit, never made it big, but always made an impression, hob-nobbing among the greats, including Elvis. Here's the White Knight with a lycanthropically-hirsuit Elvis:
Like Elvis, Cochran eased into a later-stage, embroidered-rococo-wardrobe phase in the 70s:
A man with that much charisma can only stay away from televangelism so long. By the eighties, the White Knight had taken his lively performance to the Abundant Life Christian Church in Margate. Today, he's in Miami, still leading the faithful. Which makes me want to go look him up next time I'm in the Sunshine State.
P.s. How awesome is this album cover?