Wilson Pickett Biography

Singer, Songwriter (1941–2006)
Wilson Pickett was an American singer-songwriter, whose explosive style helped define the soul music of the 1960s.


Wilson Pickett was sent to Memphis to write with Otis Redding's collaborator, and the result was a smash single, “In the Midnight Hour” (1965). From that moment on, Pickett was a star. With his dazzling good looks and confident demeanor, he stood as a leading exponent of the Southern-fried school of soul singing. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

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