Wilson Pickett

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Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Prattville, AL
Death Date
Jan 19, 2006 (64)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Prattville, AL
Death Date
Jan 19, 2006 (64)

About

1960s soul star who recorded "In the Midnight Hour" and "Funky Broadway." He was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1991.

Before Fame

He was beaten often by his mother, who he eventually left in order to live with his father. He joined The Violinaires in 1955.

Trivia

He helped to develop soul music in America with his songs "Land of 1,000 Dances" and "Mustang Sally."

Family Life

He was born the fourth of eleven children.

Associated With

He wrote songs that were recorded by artist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.