John Ellison is an American/Canadian musician best known for writing the song "(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful". He was born in Montgomery, West Virginia, in 1941, and is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, receiving his Canadian citizenship in 2006.
In the mid-1960s, Ellison traveled to Rochester, New York, where he met the original members of the Soul Brothers Five, becoming the sixth member and prompting the band to change its name to the Soul Brothers Six. While traveling to a recording session in Philadelphia in 1967, Ellison wrote "(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful". This original version reached number 91 on the Billboard Charts.
After the Soul Brothers Six broke up in the 1970s, Ellison continued to record and perform. In 1993 he released his first solo album, Welcome Back, followed by Missing You in 2000. In 2007, he released his third solo album, Back. He is a regular performer at the Nice Jazz Festival in France, and also performs regularly throughout Europe, Asia and North America. "Some Kind of Wonderful" is a song written by John Ellison. It was recorded in 1967 by the American group Soul Brothers Six, peaking at number.