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WILSON PICKETT INDICTED FOR SHOOTING UP THE ISLEY BROTHER’S HOTEL ROOM

Feb. 6, 2014 by

Soul singer Wilson Pickett was indicted today (February 6, 1975), over a shooting incident involving The Isley Brothers. Wilson Pickett and The Isley Brothers had gone on a hunting trip in Andes, New York, when the incident occurred in December

Aretha Franklin

How Aretha Franklin Ended Up On Atlantic Records

Feb. 4, 2014 by

Aretha Franklin was born into a musical family, as she sang at New Bethel Baptist, the Detroit-based church of her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin. Although she was a recorded singer by the age of 14 through her father’s church, Aretha’s

Aretha Franklin

ARETHA FRANKLIN LAUNCHES FIRST TOUR OF EUROPE; RECORDS LIVE ALBUM

May. 7, 2013 by

Aretha Franklin launched her first tour of Europe today (May 7, 1968), with a concert in Paris, France. Aretha was fresh off success of her albums I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You and Aretha Arrives, which

Wilson Pickett

WILSON PICKETT DRIVES CAR OVER MAYOR’S LAWN; THREATENS TO KILL POLITICIAN

May. 7, 2013 by

Soul singer Wilson Pickett was arrested today (May 7, 1991), for threatening the mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, while driving across the politician’s front lawn. The incident took place just around 4:00 AM, when Wilson Pickett drove his car across

Jim Stewart

Video: Stax CEO Jim Stewart Comments On Losing All Masters To Atlantic

May. 6, 2013 by

In this clip, Stax Records owner Jim Stewart discusses one of the most infamous contract blunders in history. Shortly after the tragic death of Otis Redding, the record label was dealt another below. During negotiations with Atlantic Records for a