Wednesday, April 17, 2024

8 Days of Sam Moore: “Soul Man” Legend Turns 80 Next Week (Video)


Getting ready for the 80th birthday of Sam Moore, the lead and surviving member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Sam & Dave. Sam turns 8o on October 12th. Listen to Arthur Conley’s classic “Sweet Soul Music” written by Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Sam is the only one of the shouted-out singers not only still alive, but working like crazy. A few days after his birthday, on October 17th, he’ll be inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. The next day he’s performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as part of Eddie Murphy’s Mark Twain Prize. And that’s just a little bit of his schedule!

Here’s today’s clip of Sam, filmed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus for our film “Only the Strong Survive”:


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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