“BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND,” originally written by the one and only, Bob Dylan and performed by the iconic, Sam Cooke. “Sam thought this song spoke so closely to the conditions of Black America during the civil rights movement that it should have been written by a black man. Sam did the next best thing; he covered it,” mentions Bradd Marquis. “Unfortunately, the message of this song still resonates to this day,” he adds. “BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND” is globally available now on all streaming and digital platforms.
BRADD MARQUIS, just kicked off his 2023 leg of “THE MUSIC OF SAM COOKE – A CHANGE IS GONNA COME TOUR,” to rave reviews. A fantastic new show depicting the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the legendary Sam Cooke. Recently celebrated by Rolling Stone and ranking at #3 on the list as The 200 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Sam Cooke became the most important Soul singer in history. He was also the co-creator of soul music and the most popular and beloved performer of his time. Cooke bridged the gap between black and white audiences and crossed generations. He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. The concert features the greatest hits including “You Send Me,” “Bring It On Home,” “Cupid,” “Chain Gang,” “Twistin’ the Night Away,” “A Change is Gonna Come” and “Wonderful World.” This soulful performance is brought to you alongside a live big band.
“It is truly an honor to continue to keep the legacy alive of one of the greatest performers ever,” mentions Bradd. “With the recent 58th celebratory Anniversary since the release of his iconic song, “A Change Is Gonna Come.” it is only right to kick-off the new year with “Change” in our minds,” he adds.
Bradd Marquis transports you back in time through the life of Sam Cooke. He explores his journey from the son of a preacher in Clarksdale, Mississippi, to his recruitment into the number one Gospel group in Chicago, The Soul Stirrers. We journey with him as he crosses over into secular music, his rise to a pop icon, and his tragic death as he begins his transformation into a social activist.
“THE MUSIC OF SAM COOKE – A CHANGE IS GONNA COME TOUR” STARRING BRADD MARQUIS (Remaining Dates)
February 4th – Academy Center of the Arts Historic Theatre Lynchburg, VA
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