Macon Co. native Sam Moore elected to GA Music Hall Of Fame

Macon Co. native Sam Moore elected to GA Music Hall Of Fame

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Celebrating six decades as a music legend, Sam Moore will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

He made his name as half the iconic duo of Sam And Dave, along side Ocilla native Dave Prater, who died in a car wreck in Sycamore two decades ago.

As Sam and Dave, the duo recorded and performed together for 20 years and produced a string of hits.

But it was a tune written, arranged, and produced by Isaac Hayes that cemented Moore's place in music history. In 1967, Moore and Hayes wrote "Soul Man," which Sam and Dave would record later that year.

In 1992, Moore and Prater were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, music's highest honor, 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.

Rolling Stone named Moore one of the 100 greatest singers of the rock era. At 79, he continues to perform regularly solo, and as a guest performer for his dozens of musical friends.

Moore joins singer/songwriter Gregg Allman, composer John Barbe and his wife, Jane, producer John Huie, and numerous others to be inducted in a ceremony September 26 in Atlanta.

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