“Hall of Fame singer/songwriter was hit-making soul, pop superstar


Wilson Pickett

WILSON PICKETT WAS A RHYTHM & BLUES and rock & roll singer/songwriter. A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs, which made 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, and in 1993, he was honored with a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.


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