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A Change Is Gonna Come, by Sam Cooke

4 Extra Debut. Released in December 1964, Sam Cooke's song has become synonymous with the American civil rights movement. From October 2016.

Soul Music explores a song that has become synonymous with the American Civil Rights Movement, Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come released in December 1964 two weeks after he was shot dead in Los Angeles. Contributors include Sam Cooke's brother LC, singer Bettye Lavette who sang it for Barack Obama at his inaugural ceremony and civil rights activists from the Freedom Summer of 64, Jennifer Lawson and Mary King.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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Sat 6 Jan 2018 00:30

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