Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett

  • Wilson Pickett - Solomon Burke performs a Wilson Pickett medley to open the show during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York 13 March 2006. The  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum's permanent collection is in Cleveland Ohio. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY
(Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Wilson Pickett - Solomon Burkeand Leela James perform a Wilson Pickett medley to open the show during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, 13 March 2006. The  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum's permanent collection is in Cleveland Ohio. AFP PHOTO   Timothy A. CLARY
(Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Of the major '60s soul stars, Wilson Pickett was one of the roughest and sweatiest, working up some of the decade's hottest dancefloor grooves on hits like "In the Midnight Hour," "Land of 1000 Dances," "Mustang Sally," and "Funky Broadway." Although he tends to be held in somewhat lower esteem than more versatile talents like Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, he is often a preferred alternative ...more


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