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Wilson Pickett dies of heart attack at 64

by Mark5019 / January 19, 2006 6:56 AM PST

RESTON, Virginia (AP) -- Wilson Pickett, the soul pioneer best known for the fiery hits "Mustang Sally" and "In The Midnight Hour," died of a heart attack Thursday, according to his management company. He was 64.

Chris Tuthill of the management company Talent Source said Pickett had been suffering from health problems for the past year.

One of Pickett's children said he hoped his father received the proper recognition.

"He did his part. It was a great ride, a great trip, I loved him and I'm sure he was well-loved, and I just hope that he's given his props," Michael Wilson Pickett, the fourth of the singer's six children, told WRC-TV in Washington after his death.

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pickett -- known as the "Wicked Pickett" -- became a star with his soulful hits in the 1960s.

"In the Midnight Hour" made the top 25 on the Billboard pop charts in 1965, and "Mustang Sally" did the same the following year.

another great dies:(


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I'll give him props!
by Cindi Haynes / January 19, 2006 7:09 AM PST

A great talent...and God's band gets better.


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Me too, props and a half!
by Josh K / January 19, 2006 7:19 AM PST
In reply to: I'll give him props!

I just read the news a few minutes ago. He was great. He lived in Englewood, NJ, only a few minutes from where we lived before we bought our NJ house. I always hoped to run into him but never did.

Ride, Sally, Ride....


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One of the Great Voices
by Glenda / January 19, 2006 7:35 AM PST

he will be missed!

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Wilson Pickett
by marinetbryant / January 19, 2006 7:36 AM PST

Duane Allman got his start playing guitar on Pickett's "Hey Jude" album.

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(NT) (NT) That's a shame.
by EdH / January 19, 2006 7:47 AM PST

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