Wilson Pickett, Jr.

Wilson Pickett, Jr. (HM1CCK)

Location: Prattville, AL 36067 Autauga County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.518', W 86° 28.379'

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March 18, 1941 - January 19, 2006

A native of Prattville, Wilson Pickett was raised singing gospel in local churches. Upon moving to Detroit as a teenager, he began to blend gospel-style with rhythm and blues, resulting in some of "the deepest, funkiest soul music" to come from the Deep South.

In 1966, he began working with musicians in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and it was there that he cut some of his biggest hits, including "Land of a Thousand Dances," "Mustang Sally" and "Funky Broadway." During his career, he made more than 200 recordings, 50 of which made the rhythm and blues and pop charts. Called "The Wicked Pickett" because of his uninhibited style, raw energy and distinctive sound, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
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HM NumberHM1CCK
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 2:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 549530 N 3591395
Decimal Degrees32.45863333, -86.47298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.518', W 86° 28.379'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 31.08" N, 86° 28' 22.74" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-346 S Chestnut St, Prattville AL 36067, US
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