10 Years Ago Today – Soul Legend Wilson Pickett Dies at 64 (Watch ‘Land of 1,000 Dances’ Live ’66)

10 years ago today (1/19/06). Wilson Pickett a major figure in the development of American soul music died. Pickett recorded over 50 songs which hit the US R&B charts, and frequently crossed over to the US BillboardHot 100. Among his best known hits are “In the Midnight Hour” (which he co-wrote), “Land of 1,000 Dances”, “Mustang Sally”, and “Funky Broadway”.  The impact of Pickett’s songwriting and recording led to his 1991 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Watch this festive version “Land of 1,000 Dances” live from 1966.

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