Wednesday, May 29, 2024

R&B Great Sam Moore Turns 84 with a Surprise Party and Landmark Performance This Friday on PBS


R&B great, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore turned 84 this week. Just to show you what a voice can be like at that age, Sam is one of the stars of this Friday’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award performances on PBS. Don’t miss it. Sam is featured solo and with Garth Brooks, who flew in to Hollywood from Nashville to sing with his old friend.

The show, taped last May at the Dolby Theater, features Valerie Simpson, Dionne Warwick, plus George Clinton and Funkadelic, and 93 year old songwriter Johnny Mandel. Click here for my original story from May. You’re not going to want to miss Sam sing “I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down.” The Dolby Theater went crazy!

Don’t miss this show. Set your Tivos and DVR and whatever, or settle in with a nice snack to see real music legends do their thing.

PS For that 84th birthday, Sam’s wife, Joyce, threw him a surprise party and he was really surprised. He’s still getting over the shock of seeing so many friends and family in his backyard!

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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