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”: