wilson pickett has died..and here i link to the timesonline obituary…which will tell you most of what you need..
as a preface/name-drop..can i note i saw wilson pickett at the lone star cafe in new york city..(on a wednesday night from memory..new yorks’s like that..eh..?..)
the lone star has a small stage..and an essential memory from the night…aside from a wicked musical experience….
(did you know that wilson was the man for whom the term ‘wicked’..as in meaning real good..was coined..?..no ..i didn’t either..).
….is the many members of the band..plus back-up singers…jammed cheek to jowel on that small stage….those on the far edges virtually teetering at times…
and wilson getting out amongst and working the crowd..
(ahem..as a futher name-drop..can i note that on one of those forays into the crowd…wilson held my elbow..for a moment..looked me straight in the eye..and gave a big warm smile…?..it was very cool….)
in person/on stage (esp in that small club setting)..he was very charismatic..and performing to the max..
they always try really hard in new york..eh..?
and for me..that wilson pickett gig was up there with seeing james brown at the apollo in harlem..and praise dosen’t get much higher..eh..?
and for those readers who have never heard pickett..?
i have it on good advice that “mustang sally”..up very loud..will do it for you….enjoy…..
and celebrate the works of a great artist….
go to source/story>>Wilson Pickett – Comment – Times Online