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The Soul Stirrers

1916

Rebert J. Harris was born.

1939

The Soul Stirrers field is recorded by Alan Lomax.

1950

The Soul Stirrers record “By and By” on Specialty Records.

1950

Sam Cooke replaces gospel legend R.H. Harris in the Soul Stirrers. Previously, Cooke had sung with the Pilgrim Travelers and the Highway QC’s, both gospel groups. Cooke will sing with the Soul Stirrers for six years.

1956

Sam Cooke leaves Soul Stirrers. He is replaced by Johnnie Taylor.

1960

Rev. James Cleveland and the Voices of the Tabernacle Choir hit with the Soul Stirrers’ “The Love of God”.

1989

The Soul Stirrers are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2000

Rebert J. Harris of the Soul Stirrers dies.