Wilson had worked with musicians like Duane Allman and Steve Cropper.
Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
Wilson's first record contract was with Atlantic Records.
Wilson's first music group was named the "Falcons."
Wilson was the youngest of eleven children.
Wilson Pickett's song In the Midnight Hour is ranked #93 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.