18 March 1941, Prattville, Alabama, USA, d. 19 January 2006, Reston, Virginia, USA. The wicked Pickett was one of the great southern soul singers to emerge during the 60s. Pickett moved to Detroit, Michigan in his early teens. He joined gospel group the Violinaires and embarked on church tours throughout North America. In his late teens he graduated to secular music and began performing with Detroit-based R&B groups. He later joined the Falcons, an act already established by the million-selling Youre So Fine. Pickett wrote and sang lead on their 1962 hit I Found A Love, after which he launched his solo career. A false start at Correctone was overturned by two powerful singles, If You Need Me and Its Too Late (a different song from the Chuck Willis standard), recorded for Lloyd Prices Double L outlet. The former tracks potential was undermined by Solomon Burkes...
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