Wilson Pickett

Born 18 March 1941. Died 19 January 2006.
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Roger Daltrey on Wilson Pickett

Roger Daltrey profiles soul legend Wilson Pickett.

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Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B, soul and rock and roll singer and songwriter.

A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which hit the US R&B charts, and frequently crossed over to the US Billboard Hot 100. Among his best known hits are "In the Midnight Hour" (which he co-wrote), "Land of 1,000 Dances", "Mustang Sally", and "Funky Broadway".

The impact of Pickett's songwriting and recording led to his 1991 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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  1. Review of The Definitive Wilson Pickett

    The Definitive Wilson Pickett 2006

    Reviewed by Alwyn Turner
    A man who could inject soul into the Archies' 'Sugar Sugar' could never be ignored!
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