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Pickett, Wilson, Jr.

(born: 1941  -  died: 2006) 

In 2006, Wilson Pickett, Jr. was buried in an Evergreen Cemetery mausoleum in Louisville, KY [source: Find A Grave]. He was a singer and songwriter, known for such hits as In the Midnight Hour and Mustang Sally. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. Wilson Pickett, Jr. was born in Prattville, AL, and died in Reston, VA. He had lived in Louisville when his mother moved there from Alabama. Wilson Pickett, Jr. was laid to rest next to his mother in the Evergreen Cemetery. For more information, see "Wilson Pickett laid to rest in Kentucky," Times Daily, 01/29/2006, p. 2B; Wilson Pickett biography website; Wilson Pickett in Contemporary Musicians: profiles of the people in music, volume 10, by J. M. Rubiner; and Wilson Pickett in African Americans in the Performing Arts, by S. Otfinoski.

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NKAA Source: TimesDaily (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Contemporary musicians : profiles of the people in music, volume 10
NKAA Source: African Americans in the performing arts

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