Skip to main content
Wilson Picket - Hero Image

Wilson Pickett

1
  • Year:
    1991
  • Inducted by:
    Bobby Brown
  • Category:
    Performers
Wilson Pickett - Signature

Hall of Fame Essay

1991

Leo Sacks

Showering his volcano of a voice over a stripped-down backbeat, Wilson Pickett was the original Midnight Mover, a man-and-a-half to a legion of female admirers, a modern-day Stagger Lee who fought with the Devil and came out on top.

Rough-hewn, sex-driven, he brought passion and pain to every throaty scream. Because there was no in-between for Wilson Pickett, the “Wicked” Pickett, the blood and guts of Southern soul.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 1991
1 of 1
Wilson Picket - Quote Image

I’m pretty sure he would like to say thank you to the Lord.

Bobby Brown

2

Gallery

Wilson Pickett - Gallery Image 1
Wilson Pickett - Gallery Image 1
Wilson Picket - Gallery Image 2
Wilson Picket - Gallery Image 2

Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

This website uses cookie data. Read our Privacy Policy for more information. By using this website you agree to our Privacy Policy.