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Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) 

American R&B, soul and rock and roll 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” (which he co-wrote), “Land of 1,000 Dances”, “Mustang Sally”, and “Funky Broadway”.

Pickett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, in recognition of his impact on songwriting and recording. (Wikipedia)

Portrait of singer Wilson Pickett. Printed on front: “Wilson Pickett. Personal management, James Evans. 200 West 57th St., Suite 1404, New York, N.Y. 10019.” Handwritten on back: “Wilson Pickett.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library