Tuesday Tunes: “Hey Jude” (Wilson Picket, featuring Duane Allman)

1968 was a wild year. Three college students were killed at a civil rights rally at a whites-only bowling alley in Orangeburg, SC. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, leading to riots across the United States. Bobby Kennedy is killed after a speech at the Ambassador Hotel by Sirhan B. Sirhan. In the City of Chicago, at the Democratic National Convention, police clash with protestors while the whole world watches.

And at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, black and white musicians are working side by side on Wilson Pickett’s forthcoming album, when a session musician (not yet famous in his own right) named Duane Allman convinces Pickett to cover “Hey Jude” by The Beatles. If the boys from Liverpool had some soul, this is what it would have sounded like…

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