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Encyclopedia > Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett
Wilson "Wicked" Pickett in 1981
Born March 18, 1941
Prattville, Alabama
Died January 19, 2006
Ashburn, Virginia

Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941January 19, 2006) was an American R&B/Rock and Roll and soul singer. Known for his raw, raspy, passionate vocal delivery, he recorded some of the most incendiary soul music of the twentieth century. A major figure in the development of Southern soul music, he recordings between 1963 and 1973 left behind a legacy of some of the deepest, funkiest soul music ever to emerge from the South. The impact of his recordings also resulted in his 1991 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[1] Image File history File links Wilson_pickett. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Prattville is a city located in Autauga County, Alabama and partially in Elmore County, Alabama. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ashburn, Virginia is an unincorporated area located in Loudoun County, Virginia and is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Southern soul is a style of music that falls within the larger soul music and r&b Music genres. ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Pickett was born march 18, 1941 in Alabama|Prattville]], Alabama, and grew up singing in Baptist church choirs. Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Baptist is a Christian denomination decended from Protestantism, with cultural origins in the American South, and holding to very general Restorationist beliefs. ...


He was the youngest of 11 children and called his mother "the baddest woman in my book", telling historian Gerri Hirshey: "I get scared of her now. She used to hit me with anything, skillets, stove wood — (one time I ran away and) cried for a week. Stayed in the woods, me and my little dog." Pickett eventually left to live with his father in Detroit in 1955. Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Early musical career (1955-1964)

Pickett's forceful, passionate style of singing was developed in the church and on the streets of Detroit.[2]


In 1955, Pickett became part of a gospel music group called the Violinaires. The group accompanied The Soul Stirrers, The Swan Silvertones, and The Davis Sisters on church tours across the country.[citation needed] After singing for four years in the locally popular gospel-harmony group, Pickett, lured by the success of other gospel singers of the day (Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin) that left gospel music in the late 1950's for the more lucrative secular music market, joined the Falcons in 1959.]].[3] Gospel music may refer to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the first quarter of the twentieth century or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by predominately white Southern Gospel artists. ... One of the most popular and influential gospel groups of the 20th century, The Soul Stirrers were pioneers in the development of the quartet style of gospel and, without intending it, in the creation of soul music, the secular music that owed much to gospel. ... The Swan Sivertones were a gospel group that achieved great popularity in the 1940s and 1950s while led by Claude Jeter, who formed the group in 1938 as the Four Harmony Kings while working as a coal miner in West Virginia. ... The Davis Sisters was a gospel group founded by Ruth (Baby Sis) Davis and featuring her sisters Thelma, Audrey and Alfreda. ... Sam Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964) was a popular and influential American gospel, R&B, soul, pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Falcons were an American rhythm and blues vocal group, some of whose members went on to be influential in soul music. ...


Pickett's first major commercial break came when he joined The Falcons. One of the first vocal groups to bring gospel into a popular context, thus paving the way for soul music, The Falcons also featured some notable members who went on to become major solo artists; when Pickett joined the group, Eddie Floyd and Sir Mack Rice were also members of the group. Pickett's biggest success with The Falcons came in 1962, when "I Found a Love," (co-authored by Pickett and featuring his lead vocals), peaked at #6 on the R&B charts, and at #75 on the pop charts. The Falcons were an American rhythm and blues vocal group, some of whose members went on to be influential in soul music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Eddie Floyd (b. ... Sir Mack Rice (born Bonnie Rice on Nov. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


Soon after recording "I Found a Love," Pickett cut his first solo recordings, including "I'm Gonna Cry," his first collaboration with Don Covay, an important figure in Southern soul music. Around this time, Pickett also recorded a demo for a song he co-wrote called "If You Need Me." A slow-burning soul ballad featuring a spoken sermon, Pickett sent the demo to Jerry Wexler, a producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler heard the demo and liked it so much, he gave it to one of the label's own recording artists, Solomon Burke. Burke's recording of "If You Need Me" became one of his biggest hits and is now considered a soul standard, but Pickett was crushed when he discovered that Atlantic had given away his song. "First time I ever cried in my life," Pickett would later recall. Pickett's version of the song was released on Double L Records, and was a moderate hit, peaking at #30 R&B, #64 pop. Don Covay is a major influence on popular music and is a R&B legend. ... Jerome Jerry Wexler (born 10 January 1917) is a music journalist turned highly influential music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label that operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Solomon Burke (born March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a soul and country music pioneer and member of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ...


Pickett's first success as a solo artist came with "It's Too Late," an original composition not to be confused with the Chuck Willis standard of the same name. Entering the charts on July 27, 1963, it eventually peaked at #7 on the R&B charts, and at #49 pop. This record's success convinced Wexler and Atlantic to buy his contract from Double L Records in 1964. Harold (Chuck) Willis (1928 – 1958) was an American blues, rhythm and blues, and rock singer and songwriter; he was born in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ...


Rise To Stardom: In The Midnight Hour (1965)

Pickett's Atlantic career began with a self-produced single, "I'm Gonna Cry", which failed to chart. Looking to boost Pickett's chart chances, Atlantic next paired him with famed producer Bert Berns and established songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. With this team, Pickett recorded "Come Home Baby," a pop duet with New Orleans singer Tammi Lynn, but this single also failed to chart. Bertrand Russell Berns (November 8, 1929 - December 30, 1967) (a/k/a Bert Russell and Bert Berns) was one of the great American songwriters and record producers of the 1960s. ... Barry Mann (born Barry Iberman on February 9, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American songwriter, and part of one of the most prolific songwriting partnerships in the world of rock music. ... Cynthia Weil (born October 18, 1937 in New York City) is a prominent American songwriter. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


Pickett's voice was clearly a mixture of the excitement, passion and power of Little Richard and James Brown, replete with screams, moans, and hollers, which was destined for commercial success. His inevitable major breakthrough would come at Stax Records' recording studio in Memphis, where he recorded his third Atlantic single, "In the Midnight Hour" (1965), perhaps his best-remembered hit, peaking at #1 R&B, #21 pop. Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman, December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Link title James Joseph Brown, Jr. ... Stax Records was a Memphis, Tennessee based record label that existed from 1959 to 1976. ... In the Midnight Hour is a song originally performed by Wilson Pickett in 1965. ... See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ...


The genesis of "In the Midnight Hour" was a recording session on May 12, 1965 in which producer Jerry Wexler worked out a powerful rhythm track with studio musicians Steve Cropper and Al Jackson of the Stax Records house band, which also included bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn. (Stax keyboard player Booker T. Jones, who usually played with Dunn, Cropper and Jackson as Booker T. & the MG's, did not play on any of the Pickett studio sessions.) Wexler said to Cropper and Jackson, "Why don't you pick up on this thing here?" He performed a dance step. Cropper later explained in an interview that Wexler told them that "this was the way the kids were dancing; they were putting the accent on two. Basically, we'd been one-beat-accenters with an afterbeat; it was like 'boom dah,' but here this was a thing that went 'um-chaw,' just the reverse as far as the accent goes." The song that resulted from this encounter established Pickett as a star and also gave Atlantic Records a bona fide hit. May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Jerome Jerry Wexler (born 10 January 1917) is a music journalist turned highly influential music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music. ... Steve The Colonel Cropper (born Stephen Lee Cropper, on October 21, 1941) is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and soul musician. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Stax Records was a Memphis, Tennessee based record label that existed from 1959 to 1976. ... Donald Duck Dunn (born November 24, 1941) is a bassist, producer, and songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Booker T. & the M.G.s is a soul band, most prominent in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label that operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


The Stax/Fame Years (1965-67)

Pickett recorded three sessions at Stax in May and October of 1965, and was joined by keyboardist Isaac Hayes for the October sessions. In addition to "In the Midnight Hour," Pickett's 1965 recordings included the singles "Don't Fight It," (#4 R&B, #53 pop) "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A,)" (#1 R&B, #13 pop) and "Ninety-Nine and A Half (Won't Do)" (#13 R&B, #53 pop). All but "634-5789" were original compositions Pickett co-wrote with Eddie Floyd and/or Steve Cropper; "634-5789" was credited to Cropper and Floyd alone. All these recordings are considered soul classics, and show a range of different styles, from the hard-driving "Midnight Hour" and "Don't Fight It", to the more overtly gospel- influenced "Ninety-Nine and A Half" (which borrowed its title from a gospel standard recorded by The Ward Singers) and the pop-soul of "634-5789". For the American arctic explorer, see Isaac Israel Hayes Isaac Lee Hayes (born August 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee) is an actor, and influential soul singer, Academy Award-winning songwriter, musician and arranger. ... Eddie Floyd (b. ... Steve The Colonel Cropper (born Stephen Lee Cropper, on October 21, 1941) is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and soul musician. ...


For his next sessions, Pickett would not return to Stax; the label's owner, Jim Stewart banned all outside productions in December 1965. As a result, Wexler took Pickett to Fame studios, another recording studio with an even closer association to Atlantic Records. Located in a converted tobacco warehouse in nearby Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Fame was very influential in shaping soul music, and Pickett recorded some of his biggest hits there, including the highest-charting version ever of the kinetic "Land of 1000 Dances", which became Pickett's third R&B #1, and his biggest ever pop hit, peaking at #6. The song had previously been a hit for writer Chris Kenner and Mexican-American band Cannibal & the Headhunters. Muscle Shoals is a city located in Colbert County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 11,924. ... Land of A Thousand Dances is a song by Wilson Pickett. ... Chris Kenner (December 25, 1929 _ January 25, 1976) was a New Orleans R&B singer and songwriter best known for two classic hits of the early 1960s that became staples in the repertoires of many other artists. ... Cannibal & The Headhunters are one of the fist Mexican-American groups to have a hit record - and its one of the catchiest and most-recorded songs of the Rock n Roll era - Land of 1000 Dances. Theyre still big favorites of many oldies disc jockeys. ...


Other big hits from this era in Pickett's career included two other covers:Mack Rice's "Mustang Sally," (#6 R&B, #23 pop), and Dyke & the Blazers' "Funky Broadway," (another R&B #1 for Pickett, as well as a #8 pop hit.) The band heard on almost all of Pickett's Fame recordings included keyboardist Spooner Oldham and drummer Roger Hawkins. Sir Mack Rice (born Bonnie Rice on Nov. ... Mustang Sally is a rhythm and blues song written and performed by Mack Rice and best known through a cover by Wilson Pickett. ... Dyke & the Blazers were an American funk band. ... Dewey Lyndon Spooner Oldham is an American songwriter and session musician. ...


Later Atlantic Years (1967-1972)

Towards the end of 1967, Pickett began recording at American Studios in Memphis with producers Tom Dowd and Tommy Cogbill, and also began recording numerous songs by Bobby Womack. The songs "I'm In Love", "Jealous Love", "I've Come A Long Way", "I'm A Midnight Mover" (a Pickett/Womack co-write) and "I Found A True Love" were all Womack-penned hits for Pickett in 1967 and 1968. "I'm In Love" was also a return to the soul ballad genre for Pickett; he would continue to record a mixture of ballads, soul and funk for the rest of his career. Pickett also recorded work by other writers during this era; Rodger Collins' "She's Looking Good" and a cover of the traditional blues standard "Stagger Lee" were also top 40 Pickett hits recorded at American in 1967/68. Womack was the guitarist on all these recordings. Tom Dowd (October 20, 1925 - October 27, 2002) was a famous and influential American recording engineer and producer who died from emphysema. ... Robert Dwayne Womack (born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on March 4, 1944), is an African-American singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Stagger Lee (also known as Stagolee, Stack OLee, Stack-a-Lee and by several other spelling variants) was an African American murderer whose tawdry crime was immortalized in a blues folk song, which has been recorded in hundreds of different versions. ...


Pickett returned to Fame studios in late 1968 and early 1969, where he worked with a band that featured guitarist Duane Allman, as well as Muscle Shoals stalwart Hawkins and newly recruited bassist David Hood. A top 40 cover of The Beatles' "Hey Jude" came from these Fame sessions, as well as the minor hits "Mini-Skirt Minnie" and "Hey Joe". Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American lead guitarist. ... David Hood is a world class bassist from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. ... The Beatles were a highly influential English rock band from Liverpool. ... Hey Jude is a ballad recorded by The Beatles at Trident Studios. ... Hey Joe is an American popular song from the 1960s that has become a rock standard, and as such has been performed in a multitude of musical styles. ...


Late 1969 found Pickett at Criteria Studios in Miami. Hit covers of The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (#16 R&B, #92 Pop) and The Archies' "Sugar Sugar" (#4 R&B, #25 Pop), as well as the Pickett original "She Said Yes" (#20 R&B, #68 Pop) came from these sessions. This article is about the city in Florida. ... The Supremes were a successful Motown all-female singing group. ... You Keep Me Hangin On is a 1966 hit song originally recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. ... The Archies are a group of adolescent fictional characters of the Archie universe, a garage band founded by Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle, and Jughead Jones. ... Sugar, Sugar was a 1969 hit song, supposedly by fictional characters The Archies, actually the product of a group of studio musicians managed by Don Kirshner, with vocals by Ron Dante. ...


Pickett then teamed up with established Philadelphia-based hitmakers Gamble and Huff for the 1970 album Wilson Pickett In Philadephia, which featured his next two hit singles, the funk-oriented "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9" (#3 R&B, #14 Pop) and the pop number "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" (#2 R&B, #17 Pop). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


Following these two big hits, Pickett returned to Muscle Shoals and the Muscle Shoals band, featuring Hood, Hawkins, et al (though not Allman, who had moved on to Derek & the Dominoes.) This line-up recorded Pickett's fifth and last R&B #1 hit, "Don't Knock My Love, Pt. 1", which also peaked at #13 on the pop charts in 1971. Two further hits followed in '71: "Call My Name, I'll Be There" (#10 R&B, #52 Pop) and "Fire and Water" (#2 R&B, #24 Pop), a cover of a song by Free. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album cover Derek and the Dominos was a group formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist/singer Eric Clapton (born Eric Patrick Clapton, March 30, 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England) with other former members of Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Bobby Whitlock (b. ... Free was a British R&B-style rock band which formed in London in 1968 best known for their popular song All Right Now. Lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums, while lead guitarist Paul...


Pickett recorded several tracks in 1972 for a planned new album on Atlantic, but after the single "Funk Factory" reached #11 R&B and #58 pop in June of 1972, he left Atlantic for RCA Records.


Post-Atlantic recording career

Pickett continued to record with some success on the R&B charts for RCA in 1973 and 1974, scoring four top 30 R&B hits with "Mr. Magic Man", "Take a Closer Look at the Woman You're With", "International Playboy" and "Soft Soul Boogie Woogie". However, he was no longer crossing over to the pop charts with any regularity, as none of these songs hit higher than #90 on the Billboard Hot 100.


As the decade continued, the advent of disco put Pickett's soul-based musical style out of step with the then-current trends in R&B. None of his post-1974 RCA recordings hit the charts, and in 1977 RCA dropped Pickett from the label. This article is becoming very long. ...


Pickett continued to record sporadically with several different labels over the following decades, occasionally making the lower rungs of the R&B charts. His last record was issued in 1999.


Remaining fairly active into the twenty first century on the touring front until he became ill in 2004, Pickett devoted his life to embodying the notion of soul at its ferocious, unbridled best.[4]


Personal life and honours

Outside of music, Pickett's personal life was troubled. Even in his 1960s heyday, Pickett's friends found him to be temperamental and preoccupied with guns; Don Covay described him as "young and wild". Then in 1987, as his recording career was drying up, Pickett was given two years' probation and fined $1,000 for carrying a loaded shotgun in his car.[citation needed] In 1991, he was arrested for allegedly yelling death threats while driving a car over the mayor's front lawn in Englewood, New Jersey. The following year, he was charged with assaulting his girlfriend. In 1993, he was convicted of drunken driving, also in Englewood, and received a sentence of one year in jail and five years probation.[5] Pickett had been previously convicted of various drug offenses.[citation needed] Map highlighting Englewoods location within Bergen County. ...


Throughout the 1990s, despite his personal troubles, Pickett was continuously honoured for his contributions to music. In addition to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his music was prominently featured in the film The Commitments, with Pickett as an off-screen character. In 1993, he was honored with a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. The novel The Commitments was made into a film in 1991, directed by Alan Parker. ... The Rhythm and Blues Foundation is an independent American nonprofit organization dedicated to the historical and cultural preservation of rhythm and blues music. ...


Pickett was also a popular songwriter, as songs he wrote were recorded by artists like Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, the Grateful Dead, Booker T. & the MGs, Genesis, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Hootie & the Blowfish, Echo & The Bunnymen, Roxy Music, Bruce Springsteen, Los Lobos, The Jam, Ani DiFranco, among others. For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album) Led Zeppelin were an English rock band, and are one of the most successful groups in popular music history. ... Van Halen is an American hard rock band. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Aerosmith is a prominent American rock band, often regarded as Americas Greatest Rock and Roll Band. ... The Grateful Dead were an American psychedelia-influenced rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. ... Booker T. & the M.G.s is a soul band, most prominent in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Genesis are an English progressive rock band formed in 1967 (see 1967 in music). ... Creedence Clearwater Revival, commonly referred to by their initials CCR or simply Creedence, was an American swamp rock band, fronted by John Fogerty. ... Hootie & the Blowfish is an American pop-rock band, originally formed at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim Soni Sonefeld and Mark Bryan. ... Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk group formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ... Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Los Lobos is an American rock band, heavily influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country music, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as boleros and norteños. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ani DiFranco (IPA: ɑ-ni) (born Angela Marie Difranco on September 23, 1970) is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. ...


Several years after his release from jail, Pickett returned to the studio and received a Grammy nomination for the 1999 album It's Harder Now. The comeback also resulted in his being honored as Soul/Blues Male Artist of the Year by the Blues Foundation in Memphis.[1] It's Harder Now was voted Comeback Blues Album of the Year and Soul/Blues Album of the Year. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


In 2003, he co-starred in the D.A. Pennebaker-directed documentary "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of both the 2002 Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals.


Pickett spent the twilight of his career playing dozens of concert dates a year until 2004, when he began suffering from health problems. He told his sister, while he was in hospital, that he wanted to record a gospel album when he recovered, but he, sadly, kept fading.


Pickett died of a heart attack January 19, 2006 in the hospital near his Ashburn, Virginia home and was laid to rest next to his mother in Louisville, Kentucky. Pickett's long-time friend, Rhythm & Blues/Rock and Roll pioneer and minister, Little Richard, gave the eulogy and preached briefly at the funeral. Wilson spent many years in Louisville when his mother moved there from Alabama. He is considered an honorary son of the city. His funeral procession was flanked by well wishers welcoming him home. A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... Ashburn, Virginia is an unincorporated area located in Loudoun County, Virginia and is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ... Louisville redirects here. ... Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman, December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


He was remembered on March 20, 2006, at NYC's BB King Blues Club with performances by the Commitments, his long-term backing band the Midnight Movers, and others including vocalist Southside Johnny Lyons in front of an audience that included many members of his family, including two brothers. Southside Johnny (real name John Lyon, born December 4, 1948 in Neptune, New Jersey) is an American singer, harmonica player, and songwriter, who usually fronts his band The Asbury Jukes. ...


Discography

Singles

Release date Title Chart Positions
US Hot 100 US R&B UK
1962 "If You Need Me" #64 #30
1963 "It's Too Late" #49 #7
1963 "I'm Down to My Last Heartbreak"
1963 "My Heart Belongs to You"
1964 "I'm Gonna Cry"
1964 "Come Home Baby"
1965 "In the Midnight Hour" #21 #1 #12
1965 "Don't Fight It" #53 #4 #29
1966 "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" #13 #1 #36
1966 "Ninety Nine and a Half (Won't Do)" #53 #13
1966 "Land of 1000 Dances" #6 #1 #22
1966 "Mustang Sally" #23 #6 #28
1967 "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" #29 #19
1967 "I Found a Love - Pt. 1" #32 #6
1967 "You Can't Stand Alone" (A-Side) #70 #26
1967 → "Soul Dance Number Three" (B-Side) #55 #10
1967 "Funky Broadway" #8 #1
1967 "I'm in Love" (A-Side) #45 #4
1967 → "Stagger Lee" (B-Side) #22 #13
1968 "Jealous Love" (A-Side) #50 #18
1968 → "I've Come a Long Way" (B-Side) #46
1968 "She's Looking Good" #15 #7
1968 "I'm a Midnight Mover" #24 #6 #38
1968 "I Found a True Love" #42 #11
1968 "A Man and a Half" #42 #20
1968 "Hey Jude" #23 #13 #16
1969 "Mini-skirt Minnie" #50 #19
1969 "Born to Be Wild" #64 #41
1969 "Hey Joe" #59 #29
1969 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" #92 #16
1970 "Sugar, Sugar" (A-Side) #25 #4
1970 → "Cole, Cooke, and Redding" (B-Side) #91 #11
1970 "She Said Yes" #68 #20
1970 "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9" #14 #3
1971 "Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You" #17 #2
1971 "Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1" #13 #1
1971 "Call My Name, I'll Be There" #52 #10
1971 "Fire and Water" #24 #2
1972 "Funk Factory" #58 #11
1973 "Mr. Magic Man" #98 #16
1973 "Take a Closer Look at the Woman You're With" #90 #17
1973 "International Playboy" #30
1974 "Soft Soul Boogie Woogie" #20
1974 "Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It" #68
1979 "I Want You" #41
1980 "Live With Me" #95
1987 "Don't Turn Away" #74
1987 "In the Midnight Hour" (re-recording)
1988 "Love Never Let Me Down"

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Albums

  • In the Midnight Hour (1965, Atlantic) US: #107
  • The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966) US: #21
  • The Best of Wilson Pickett (1967) US: #35
  • The Wicked Pickett (1967) US: #42
  • The Sound of Wilson Pickett (1967) US: #54
  • I'm In Love (1967) US: #70
  • The Midnight Mover (1968) US: #91
  • Hey Jude (1968) US: #97
  • Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia (1970) US: #64
  • Right On (1970) US: #197
  • The Best of Wilson Pickett, Vol. II (1971) US: #73
  • Don't Knock My Love (1972) US: #132
  • Mr. Magic Man (1973) US: #187
  • Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits (1973) US: #178
  • Miz Lena's Boy (1973) (RCA Victor)
  • Pickett in the Pocket (1974)
  • Funky Situation (1978)
  • I Want You (1980)
  • American Soul Man (1987)
  • A Man and a Half: The Best of Wilson Pickett (1992)
  • It's Harder Now (1999)

See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... See also: 1965 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music Hot 100 No. ... See also: 1966 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from the Beatles Sgt. ... The Sound of Wilson Pickett is a 1967 album by Wilson Pickett. ... See also: 1967 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... See also: other events of 1970 list of years in music 1970s in music // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... See also: other events of 1972 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties... See also: other events of 1973 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones plans to tour the Orient. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January - The Ramones form. ... Funky Situation is a 1978 album by Wilson Pickett. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 other events of 1980 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1998 in music, 1999 in British music, other events of 1999, 2000 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ...

References

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  2. ^ http://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=167
  3. ^ http://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=167
  4. ^ http://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=167
  5. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/20/arts/music/20pickett.html?ei=5070&en=385960ae2b0dd420&ex=1168837200&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1168666205-xFg3SBlc/473ZzYdIJa4CA

Bibliography

  • Ross, Andrew and Rose, Tricia (Ed.). (1994). Microphone fiends: Youth music and youth culture. Routledge: New York. ISBN 0-415-90908-2
  • Hirshey, Gerri. Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music. Da Capo Press; Reprint edition (September 1, 1994) ISBN 0-306-80581-2
  • Hirshey, Gerri (February 9, 2006). Wilson Pickett, 1941-2006. Rolling Stone #933.
  • Sacks, Leo. Liner notes to "A Man And A Half: The Best of Wilson Pickett" (1992, Rhino).

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Wilson Pickett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1597 words)
Pickett's first major success as a solo artist came with "It's Too Late," an original composition he wrote (not to be confused with the Chuck Willis standard of the same name).
Pickett recorded three sessions at Stax during that single trip to Memphis; in addition to "In the Midnight Hour," he also recorded "Don't Fight It," "634-5789" and "Ninety-Nine and One-Half (Won't Do)," three original compositions he co-wrote with Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper, all of which are considered soul classics.
Pickett died of a heart attack January 19, 2006 at a hospital near his Ashburn, Virginia home and was laid to rest next to his mother in Louisville, Kentucky.
Wilson Pickett (633 words)
Pickett's partnership with Steve Cropper and Atlantic Records produced a long series of hits that included, "Don't Fight It" (1965), "634-5789",(#13 in 1966) "Land Of 1,000 Dances",(#6 in 1966) "Mustang Sally" (#23 in 1966) and "Funky Broadway" (#8 in 1967).
Wilson signed with RCA in 1972, but his previous success was hard to regain.
By 2005, Wilson Pickett was plagued by health problems and on January 19th, 2006, he suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 64.
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