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.