Wilson Pickett

By Lee HIldebrand

 

          "God, you sure are wicked!" a mini-skirted secretary screamed at soul singer Wilson Pickett after he pinched her thigh during a 1966 visit to the New York offices of Atlantic Records. Company vice-president Jerry Wexler bolted from his office, exclaiming, "That's his next album -- The Wicked Pickett!"

 

           The name stuck, befitting a man whose fierce, leather-lunged vocal style matched an often-combustible... Read More

City Of Origin:
Prattville, Alabama, United States
Genre:
Oldies, Soul
Birthdate:
03/18/1941
Death date:
01/19/2006
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