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