In honor of a career spanning more than 60 years, rock-and-soul great Sam Moore will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
The voice behind such hits as “I Thank You” and “Hold On I'm Coming" joins singer/songwriter Gregg Allman, composer John Barbe, producer John Huie, and numerous others to be inducted in a ceremony on Sept. 26 in Atlanta.
Moore catapulted to international fame as the lead voice of the 1960s duo “Sam and Dave”. The duo performed together for 20 years producing a string of hit albums. Especially the tune “Soul Man”, recorded in 1967, cemented their place in music history. After a storied career with his duo partner Dave Prater, Moore went on to enjoy a long solo career that lasts until today.
In 1992, Moore was inducted, along with the deceased Prater, into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame capping a career that included a Grammy, honors from the Vocal Music Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Moore is the recipient of the first ever MOBO Living Legends Honor. He also received the AFTRA AMEE Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and a NARAS Hero Award in 2003.
Sam Moore celebrates his 80th birthday this coming October.