Song of the Day – “In the Midnight Hour” – Wilson Pickett

“Wicked” Wilson Pickett lived up to his nickname forty years ago today, getting arrested for pulling a gun in New York during an argument. It was one of many times before his 2006 death when he was in trouble with the law.

This particular song was his highest-charting single in the UK, but only reached #21 in the States. It was written by Pickett and Steve Cropper at the same hotel in Memphis where Martin Luther King, Jr. would later be assassinated.

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