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Dialing Up a Wilson Pickett Hit

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Dialing Up a Wilson Pickett Hit

Dialing Up a Wilson Pickett Hit

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JOHN YDSTIE, host:

You're listening to WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News.

Wilson Pickett died Thursday. He was 64 years old. There have been many remembrances this week, so we'll keep ours to seven digits.

(Soundbite of Wilson Pickett song, '634-5789')

YDSTIE: Wilson Pickett on the Stax label, circa 1966. And it's 22 minutes before the hour.

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