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Sam Phillips.

Today in Music: January23rd (First Rock Hall of Fame induction… ever!)

Music history and highlights on January 23rd from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1837:  Former slave, singer and evangelist Amanda Smith born in Long Green, Maryland. 1902:  Jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Benjamin “Benny” Waters” born in Baltimore. 1906:  Composer Igor Stravinsky marries Yekaterina Nosenko. 1910:  Pioneering jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt born […]

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Buddy Holly.

Today in Music: January 22nd (Sam Cooke’s birthday)

Music history and highlights on January 22nd from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1575:  Queen Elizabeth grants Thomas Tallis and William Byrd music press monopoly in England. 1897:  Blues and spiritial singer “Blind” Willie Johnson born in Pendleton, Texas. 1900:  Microphone inventor David Edward Hughes passes away. 1904:  Founder of New […]

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Clarksdale, Mississippi born singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician, Sam Cook.

Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come”

“A Change Is Gonna Come” (WIKIPEDIA, research source)   One of the most important songs ever, written Sam Cooke from the album “Ain’t That Good News”.  It was released on December 22, 1964, and it was the “B” side of Sam’s single “Shake.” It was recorded on January 30, 1964 at RCA Studios in Los Angeles. […]

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