EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #173: “COLE, COOKE AND REDDING”- WILSON PICKETT

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #173: ” Cole, Cooke and Redding”- Wilson Pickett. April 4, 1970.

  • Single: ” Cole, Cooke and Redding”- Wilson Pickett
  • Record Company- Atlantic
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Dick Holler
  • Time: 3:45
  • B-side: – this was the b-side to “Sugar Sugar”
  • Album- The Definitive Wilson Pickett
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #91 5 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

This single was a tribute to Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding- all three gone too soon. It was based on the Dick Holler written “Abraham, Martin and John.” Wilson Pickett aka “The Wicked Pickett”- was born in Plattville, Alabama but later went to Detroit. He had 38 Hot 100 singles with 16 making the Top 40. His biggest hit was “Land Of 1000 Dances” #6 in 1966. Pickett was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. He died at the age of 64 of a heart attack in 2006.

5 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #173: “COLE, COOKE AND REDDING”- WILSON PICKETT

  1. What a tragedy to have lost all these exceptional artists so early: Nat King Cole (45 years), Sam Cooke (33 years) and Otis Redding (26 years) – and Wilson Pickett for that matter who was 64 years when he passed away!

    • I had forgotten how young Wilson Pickett was when he passed- I was thinking he was at least ten years older.

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