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After being victimized by racial discrimination, R&B star Sam Cooke taps into the growing civil rights movement to write a timeless and hopeful ballad.
In December 1968, Elvis made a dramatic return to live television on his NBC “Comeback Special.” Instead of closing the show with a Christmas carol, he delivered a moving tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 1975, the Allman Brothers Band, based out of Macon, GA, began performing fundraiser concerts for their fellow Georgian Jimmy Carter, injecting much-needed cash into his long-shot presidential campaign.
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