Sam & Dave


Vocal duo that consisted of [a=Sam Moore] and [a=David Prater]. Formed in 1961 in Miami, Florida, they only enjoyed minor success until the duo was coupled with the songwriting team of [a=Isaac Hayes] and [a=David Porter] in 1965. The best known hits from this period are probably "Hold On, I'm Coming" (1966) and "Soul Man" (1967).

Sam & Dave were renowned for their exciting stage performance. In the late 1970's [a=Dan Aykroyd] and [a=John Belushi] would be very much inspired by that stage performance when they did their [a=The Blues Brothers] act.

Sam & Dave disbanded in 1971, but reunited shortly several times during the 1970's and 1980's. They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.