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Wilson Pickett (1941-2006) was an American R&B/Rock and Roll and soul singer. Known for his raw, raspy, passionate vocal delivery, he recorded some of the most incendiary soul music of the twentieth century. His first big success as a solo artist came with “It’s Too Late,” an original composition. Perhaps his best remembered hit is “In the Midnight Hour”.
A major figure in the development of Southern soul music, Pickett’s recordings between 1963 and 1973 left behind a legacy of some of the deepest, funkiest soul music ever to emerge from the South. The impact of his recordings also resulted in his 1991 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1993, Pickett was honored with a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and he received a Grammy nomination for the 1999 album “It’s Harder Now”.