A Change Gonna Come: The Sam Cooke Story, is the story of legendary soul and gospel singer, Sam Cooke as told by Nat George and the Windsong Music Group.
Influential as both a singer and composer, Sam Cooke is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. He began singing as a child and joined The Soul Stirrers before moving to a solo career where he scored a string of hit songs like "You Send Me,” "A Change Is Gonna Come,” "Wonderful World,” "Chain Gang,” "Twistin' the Night Away,” and "Bring it on Home to Me.”
His pioneering contributions to soul music contributed to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Billy Preston, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown. AllMusic biographer Bruce Eder wrote that Cooke was "the inventor of soul music” and possessed "an incredible natural singing voice and a smooth, effortless delivery that has never been surpassed.
Presented in conjunction with the Northeast Georgia History Center, the Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society, and the Beulah Rucker Museum.
Show at Pearce Auditorium
202 Boulevard Northeast, Gainesville, GA 30501
Tickets Start at $25.00
Call to Purchase: (770) 297-5900