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Prattville in Autauga County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Wilson Pickett, Jr.

March 18, 1941 - January 19, 2006

Wilson Pickett Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
1. Wilson Pickett Marker
Inscription.  A native of Prattville, Wilson Pickett was raised singing gospel in local churches. Upon moving to Detroit as a teenager, he began to blend gospel-style with rhythm and blues, resulting in some of "the deepest, funkiest soul music" to come from the Deep South.

In 1966, he began working with musicians in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and it was there that he cut some of his biggest hits, including “Land of a Thousand Dances,” “Mustang Sally” and “Funky Broadway.” During his career, he made more than 200 recordings, 50 of which made the rhythm and blues and pop charts. Called “The Wicked Pickett” because of his uninhibited style, raw energy and distinctive sound, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
Erected 2009 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1966.
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32° 27.518′ N, 86° 28.379′ W. Marker is in Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker is at the intersection of South Chestnut Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling south on South Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 342 South Chestnut Street, Prattville AL 36067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Autauga Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mulbry Grove Cottage (about 400 feet away); Old Plank Road (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Prattville, Alabama / Original Members (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heritage Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Autauga County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Daniel Pratt/First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prattville.
Also see . . .  Official Site For Wilson Pickett. The Wilson Pickett, Jr. Legacy LLC (Submitted on December 18, 2013.) 
Wilson Pickett Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
2. Wilson Pickett Marker Area
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,891 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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