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Posted: 1/19/2006 8:44:50 PM EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran soul singer Wilson Pickett, known for such hits as "Mustang Sally" and "In the Midnight Hour," died on Thursday of a heart attack in Virginia, his manager said. He was 64.

Pickett, an Alabama native famed for his trademark screams, flaming delivery and flamboyant costumes, performed on a regular basis until about a year ago, when he began suffering from health problems, said his manager, Margo Lewis.

Dubbed "Wicked" Wilson Pickett by Jerry Wexler, the co-founder of Atlantic Records, where he enjoyed his greatest success, Pickett was one of the leading exponents of the hard-edged Memphis sound, a grittier alternative to the pop singles being churned out by Motown Records in Detroit.

Often recording with the house band of Memphis-based Stax Records, Booker T and the MGs, he enjoyed a long string of hits during the 1960s, including the R&B chart-toppers "634-5789," "Land of 1,000 Dances" and "Funky Broadway."

"In the Midnight Hour" was his breakthrough hit, transforming the relative unknown into a soul sensation virtually overnight in 1965. Pickett co-wrote the tune with MGs guitarist Steve Cropper in about an hour, and it spent a week atop the R&B singles chart in August of that year.

His luck ran out by the early 1970s, when he switched labels and suffered what he once described as a "career breakdown." An ambitious plan hatched in 1981 to tour as the "Soul Clan" with fellow R&B veterans Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Don Covay and Ben E. King quickly fizzled.

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:46:06 PM EDT
Who's calling the dupe police this time?

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=429250
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:49:02 AM EDT
IBTL
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:28:52 AM EDT
Wilson is dead.

Hillary is alive.

WTF is wrong with our world?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:30:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JS98010:
Who's calling the dupe police this time?

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=429250



Not I.

IBTL!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:35:21 AM EDT
The Dupe Police
They live inside of my head
The Dupe Police
They come to your in your bed
The Dupe Police
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:46:28 AM EDT
Dizzzupe!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:50:50 AM EDT
Meanwhile, back at the ranch.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:10:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By glock23carry:
The Dupe Police
They live inside of my head
The Dupe Police
They come to your in your bed
The Dupe Police



Hey- thas' mah line!
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