1 APRIL 1966
Wilson Pickett’s’ single '634-5789' reached its peak UK chart position of #36 during this week in 1966. It had been at #13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #1 on the R&B charts.
Written by Stax Record greats Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper (as '634-5789 [Soulsville, USA]’), this was Pickett's biggest hit to date (the legendary 'In the Midnight Hour' had peaked at #21 in the US during 1965). He went on to have a decent run of charting singles right into the 1970s.
This was a typical, grinding slab of soul from Atlantic, and in Pickett they had one of the greatest soul singers of the age, although this was not his best work.