SAM MOORE of Sam & Dave Is 82 Today
Born in Florida, Sam Moore began his musical career as a member of the doo wop group the Majestics. He'd attain fame years later, however, as a member of an energetic duo recording for the legendary Stax/Volt Record labels. That duo, SAM & DAVE scored several major hits including "Hold On I'm Coming," "I Thank You," and "Soul Man." For those records Moore was paired with Dave Prater, and their wild and soulful live performances earned them the nickname "The Sultans of Sweat." Sadly, Dave is no longer with us, but Sam turns 82 today and shows no signs of stopping. Enjoy a vintage live performance of "Soul Man" below.