The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


back to profile

Sam and Dave

1935

Sam Moore was born.

1937

Dave Prater was born.

1960

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.

1967

Sam & Dave hit #2 with “Soul Man”.

1968

Sam & Dave hits #9 with “I Thank You”.

1988

Dave Prater passes away

1992

Sam & Dave are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame