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    (October 12, 1935- )
    Samuel Moore (October 12, 1935- , born in Miami, Florida)
    David Prater (May 9, 1937-April 9, 1988, born in Ocilla, Georgia)
    Nicknamed 'Double Dynamite'
    Moore sang with the gospel group The Melionaires, Prater with the gospel group The Sensational Hummingbirds
    Met and began career together in Miami in 1961
    Recorded 'You Don't Know Like I Know,' 'Hold On! I'm Comin',' 'You Got Me Hummin',' 'When Something Is Wrong with My Baby,' 'Soul Man,' 'I Thank You,' 'Soul Sister, Brown Sugar' and 'Come On, Come Over'
    Appeared in the 1980 Paul Simon movie 'One Trick Pony'
    Prater died in a car crash at age 50
    While they had on stage chemistry, off stage they could barely tolerate one another.
    Prater shot his wife, but charges were not filed (1968).
    They broke up in 1970, then reunited several times in the '70s without impact.
    Moore admitted he was a heavy drug user in the 1970s.
    Prater toured with Sam Daniels under the name 'Sam & Dave' in the mid-'80s until Moore threatened legal action.
    Prater was busted for selling crack to an undercover cop in 1987.

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