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In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett, Tony Fletcher (Oxford University Press)
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In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett, Tony Fletcher (Oxford University Press)

The man who made “Mustang Sally” a household name started his musical career singing in Alabama church choirs, and he never really stopped until his death at 64 in 2006. Music writer Fletcher, who has written biographies of bands like The Smiths and R.E.M., tells the sometimes turbulent life story of “The Wicked Pickett.”

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