Today would be Wilson Pickett’s 75th birthday. One of the top American R&B/rock/soul singers and songwriters during the 60s and 70s, he was known as a soul shouter. One listen to the playlist below and you'll know why. Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. His personal life was said to be troubled, but the music always sustained him. And he never stopped giving the fans a good reason to dance.
Let’s get right to it then, in honor of Wicked Wilson Pickett. Click here to learn more about the man and his music.