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The life and times of singer Wilson Pickett

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In a career spanning decades and some forty hits, Wilson Pickett was seen by many as the embodiment of soul music.

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In the first-ever biography of Pickett’s life, writer Tony Fletcher interviewed members of the singer's family, friends and partners, along with dozens of his studio and touring musicians. Offering equal attention to Pickett's personal and professional life, with detailed insight into his legendary studio sessions and his combative road style, In the Midnight Hour: The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett is the essential telling of an epic life.


Tony Fletcher, music journalist and author of many biographies, including his latest “In the Midnight Hour: The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett” (Oxford University Press, 2017)