Wilson Picket - Land Of 1000 Dances
Picket was born March 18, 1941 in Pratvill, Alabama and grew up singing in Baptist church choirs.. Picket's forceful, passionate syle of singing was developed in the church under the influence of Little Richard. In 1955 he became part of a gospel music group called The VIolinaieres or bernadette. The group accompanied The Soul Stirrers, The Swan Silverstones on church tours across country. The Falcons was one of his first bands he joined to bring gopsel into a popular cotnext, thus paving the way for soul music. Picket's greatest success with The Falcons came in 1962 when "I found a Love" peaked #6 on R'n'B charts. Picket's first big success as a solo artist came with "it's too Late", an original coposition. It enters the charts at #7 on R'n'B charts, 1963. This record's success convinced Wexler and The Atlantic to buy his contract from Double L Records in 1964 User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.