Sam Moore was born.
Dave Prater was born.
Jerry Wexler strikes a handshake deal giving Atlantic distribution rights to Memphis-based Stax Records. The labels’ eight-year association will yield scores of hits by such artists as Otis Redding, Sam and Dave and Booker T. and the MGs, literally shaping the sound of Sixties soul music.
Sam & Dave hit #2 with “Soul Man”.
Sam & Dave hits #9 with “I Thank You”.
Dave Prater passes away
Sam & Dave are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame