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18/03/1941 R&B singer Wilson Pickett is born

Wilson Pickett was an American singer and songwriter. A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which made the US R&B charts, many of which crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100. Among his best-known hits are "In the Midnight Hour", "Land of 1,000 Dances", "Mustang Sally", and "Funky Broadway".


  • Essentials 

  • Personal 

  • Music composed 

  • Early musical career (1955–1964) 

  • Rise to stardom: "In the Midnight Hour" (1965) 

  • Stax/Fame years (1965–1967) 

  • Later Atlantic years (1967–1972) 

  • Post-Atlantic recording career 

  • Death 

  • Discography 

  • Bibliography