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Wilson Pickett

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett

Profession: R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter

United States of America

Why Famous: Recorded over 50 songs which hit the US R&B charts (In the Midnight Hour, Land of 1,000 Dances, Mustang Sally, and Funky Broadway).

Born: March 18, 1941
Birthplace: Prattville, Alabama, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: January 19, 2006 (aged 64)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1993-06-22 Wilson Pickett pleads guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving