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Building a Living Legacy

The Beginning


The Wilson Pickett, Jr. Legacy LLC [WPLegacy] was established on June 17, 2010 under the direction of Maxwell Pickett (CEO/TTE) Wilson's youngest brother. Maxwell had the pleasure to work on the road under his brother's wing, from the age of 13 until he entered the military at age 20. This was during the height of Wilson's entertainment career. Many years later, Wilson would spend some precious reflective time with Maxwell before his death in January 2006. It was during this time that Maxwell would come to realize that the brother he admired, loved, and often feared, had many deep regrets. Regrets that he had not strengthened and maintained his most important relationships, those with family and friends. Regrets that he had never given a helping hand to up and coming talents that had reached out at times...when just a little help could have made a big difference. He just couldn't seem to get out of his own way.

The words of two of his greatest hits, "It's Too Late" and "I'm Sorry About That", would become testaments of his personal life. In an effort to correct his course and bring balance to his legacy, Wilson established his will and trust for his children shortly before his death and appointed Maxwell as his Trustee.
Accepting this responsibility and realizing the heartfelt regrets his brother bore, Maxwell felt a desire to help promote his brother's legacy in a way that would be meaningful and pleasing to the Hall of Famer who had become internationally known as, "The Wicked Wilson Pickett".


To date, WPLegacy has independently produced and/or collaborated with other entities on the following projects. They have all been purposed to enlighten, educate, enrich and entertain in efforts to extend the living legacy of "The Wicked Wilson Pickett".

  • The Jukebox Musical, "In the Midnight Hour, The Music of Wilson Pickett" written by Kenneth Green

  • The Wilson Pickett Exhibition, "25 at the Top" by Creative Eye Endeavors 

  • Biography, "In the Midnight Hour, The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett" by Tony Fletcher 

  • The Documentary, "The Life and Times of Wilson Pickett" BBC Radio 

  • The Documentary, " The Story of Wilson Pickett", Unsung TV One 

  • The Wilson Pickett Hologram Image by Hologram USA 

  • Annual Community Outreach and Engagement: "Wilson Pickett Scholarship, "High School Book Awards", "Student            Leadership Workshops" 

  • Wilson Pickett Inspired Online Shopping Product Line 

  • The City of Prattville, Alabama, Wilson's Hometown, honored Wilson with:

    • City Historical Markers 2010

    • "The Annual Wilson Pickett Music and Arts Festival" Inaugurated in June 2018

What brings us joy today are the strides we’ve made towards broadening ideas and expanding thought processes. It is through creative programming that we want to showcase the reality that possibilities are endless. This in the form of our workshops and funding educational expenses as well as sharing Wilson’s story through the exhibits and productions. With opportunities for varied platforms, we’re reaching widespread audiences with messages on education and inspiration as students and audiences alike cultivate their paths to success.

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