Author Tony Fletcher Rock Hall Visiting Author Series
Tony Fletcher

Author Series: Tony Fletcher

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Author Series with Tony Fletcher

Location: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives
2809 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, OH

When: Tuesday, June 13th 

Time: 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Price: Free with reservation


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives welcomes Tony Fletcher as the next speaker in its Author Series.  Tony Fletcher will discuss his book In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett.  Members of the audience will be able to engage with the author in a Q&A session, as well as purchase copies of the book for signing.



He was the Wicked Wilson Pickett, the legendary soul man whose forty-plus hits included "In the Midnight Hour," "634-5789," "Land of 1000 Dances," "Mustang Sally," and "Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You."  For this first-ever accounting of Wilson Pickett's life, bestselling biographer 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.  Wilson Pickett's journey reads like a guide to popular black American music in the late 20th century.



Tony Fletcher is the bestselling author of major biographies on Keith Moon, the Smiths, and R.E.M., as well as a memoir, a novel, and a history of the New York City music scene. Born in northern England, and raised in South London, where he started his own music magazine at the age of thirteen, he emigrated to New York City in the late 1980s. When not traveling with his family, he makes his home near Woodstock in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. A contributor to Salon and the Wall Street Journal, his writing has also appeared in Mojo, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Spin, and Newsday, and he has contributed to a host of other publications, radio, and television shows worldwide.