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    “A Change Is Gonna Come,” by Sam Cooke’s first overtly political song, is released posthumously. Cooke wrote the song after hearing Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In the Wind” for the first time. 

    “Say It Loud- I’m Black and I’ve Proud” by James Brown tops the R&B chart, and hits No ten on the pop chart.

    “Oh Happy Day'' by the Edwin Hawkins Singers becomes an international hit, reaching Number 4 on the pop chart.

Woodstock Arts and Music Festival draws 450,000 of the countercultures to three days of “peace, love and music;” Sly and the Family Stone and Jimi Hendrix are among the performers.  

    Soul Train, the first television dance show targeted at a Black audience, debuts in Chicago.