Wilson Pickett Dies at 64

Published: 2006-01-20
Wilson Pickett was a pioneer of soul music who begin in gospel music and expanded his repertoire with R'n'B, which infused soul in classics like "Mustang Sally" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love".

Pickett was born in Alabama as one of eleven children, and as a teenager he moved to Detroit where he formed a gospel band, the Violinaires that performed at local churches.

Pickett was nominated for a Grammy for "It's Harder Now" and he also picked up three W.C. handy Awards from the Blues Foundation, which included one for comeback album of the year.

Pickett was living in Virginia at the time of his death from a heart attack. His manager, Marge Lewis told reporters that Pickett knew he had made enough money to sustain his family from the business, and was also slowing down touring because of his health. His family are in our prayers for comfort during this time.


Writer: Lindsay Whitfield

   

 

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The "Wicked Pickett" has been a big influence to a whole generation of musicians. Mustang Sally is the one song that always get the dancers up and Midnight Hour has been appreciated as one of the top 5 soul tunes in history.
Sleep well brother.
Posted by: Anonymous on January 20, 2006
TO THE FAMILY AND HIS FRIENDS &FANS WE HAVE LOST A GREAT A PART OF OUR OWN LIVES APART THAT WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO REPLACE WILSON YOU HAVE EARNED THE STARS IN YOUR CROWN SO BROTHER WILSON REST IN HEAVEN HOPEING TO HEAR YOU WALKING AROUND IN HEAVEN SINGING ONE DAY I AM SO SORRY TO SAY BY FOR WE ALL LOVED YOU SO MUCH BUT WE WILL HAVE TO DO THE SAME ONEDAY BE GOOD GOD BLESS YOU
Posted by: Anonymous on January 22, 2006
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