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Roxy Music

In The Midnight Hour

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  • 1965

“In the Midnight Hour” is a song originally performed by Wilson Pickett in 1965 and released on the 1966 album The Exciting Wilson Pickett. It was composed by Pickett and Steve Cropper at the historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis where Martin Luther King, Jr. would later be murdered in April 1968. Pickett’s first hit on Atlantic Records, it reached #1 on the R&B charts and peaked at #21 on the pop charts. The song has become a 1960s soul standard, and placed at #134 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time, Wilson Pickett’s first of two entries on the list (the other being “Mustang Sally” at #434). It is also one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, Pickett’s only such entry. The song is currently... Read on...

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