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us: Pickett, Wilson


  • [Individual was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1991).]
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    • Birth Date

        19410318
    • Death Date

        20060119
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Prattville (Ala.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Reston (Va.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Soul musicians
          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
              (lcsh) Rock musicians
                (lcsh) Composers
            • Sources

              • found: His Hey Jude [SR] 1969: label (Wilson Pickett)
              • found: New Grove dict. of Amer. mus. (Pickett, Wilson; b. 3-18-41, Prattville, AL; soul singer and songwriter)
              • found: New York times WWW site, Jan. 20, 2006 (Wilson Pickett; b. in Prattville, Ala.; d. yesterday [Jan. 19, 2006], Va., aged 64; soul music pioneer whose insistent wail turned songs like In the midnight hour into hits)
              • found: Wikipedia, November 20, 2013 (Wilson Pickett; born March 18, 1941, Prattville, Ala., died January 19, 2006, Reston, Va.; American R&B, soul and rock and roll singer and songwriter)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 04, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Pickett, Wilson, Jr.; Wicked Pickett; songwriter, rhythm and blues musician / singer; born 18 March 1941 in Prattville, Alabama, United States; was part of the Falcons; as a solo artist, released hits, including, If You Love Me and It's Too Late; released single at Stax (Volt) Studios in Memphis known as 634-5789 (1965); continued recording string of hits, including The Land of 1000 Dances, and Mustang Sally (1966); other famous recordings include, She's So Good to Me, and Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do) (1967); released massive hit albums such as, Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia and Don't Knowck My Love (1970's); latest album release, It's Harder Now; won comeback blues album and soul / blues album at the Handy Awards (1999); nominated for a Grammy Award for best traditional R&B vocal performance (1999); died 19 January 2006 in Reston, Virginia)
            • LC Classification

              • ML420.P5256
            • General Notes

              • [Individual was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1991).]
            • Change Notes

              • 1991-05-15: new
              • 2016-03-31: revised
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