Lyrics from Wilson Pickett's song "In The Midnight Hour" contains the words, "I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour. That's when my love comes tumbling down". The song was written in 1965 by Pickett and guitarist, songwriter, producer Steve Cropper. Evidently, they wrote the song together at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, which is where Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed a in 1968.

The single, backed with “I’m Not Tired,” went to No. 1 on the R&B Chart and No. 21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. Pickett also used the song on his 1965 album titled "In the Midnight Hour" and his 1966 album "The Exciting Wilson Pickett".

"Rolling Stone" magazine put “In the Midnight Hour” on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has it on its list of “500 Songs that shaped Rock and Roll". Picket re-recorded the song for his 1987 album "American Soul Man". There have also been numerous covers, including versions by The Mirettes, Cross Country, Samantha Sang, Razzy Bailey, James Taylor, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Tina Turner, Mary Wells, and many more.

Wilson Pickett, aka "The Wicked Pickett,” was born in Prattville, Alabama; he was a pioneer in the development of 'Soul Music'. Pickett had many hits. Among them were “Land of 1,000 Dances”, “Mustang Sally”, “Funky Broadway”, “634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)”, and "Don't Knock My Love".

Pickett lived for 64 years and died of a heart attack in Reston, Virginia in 2006.

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