Dave Prater: Age 50 | Cause Of Death: CAR CRASH

Sam and Dave

(Born: May 9, 1937 Ocilla, GA. Died: Syracuse, GA, April 9, 1988)

Dave Prater, one-half of the soul duo Sam and Dave. Prater died in a car crash in Georgia. He was 50. Prater met partner Sam Moore in Miami in 1958. Sam and Dave’s Memphis-style soul was popular throughout the 1960’s on such hits as “Hold On I’m Comin'” and “Soul Man,” which won a Grammy Award. The duo, never on the best of terms, broke up in 1981. Sam and Dave gained renewed popularity in 1978 when the Blues Brothers, John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd, revived “Soul Man”. Prater then reformed the duo with a new partner, Sam Daniels.