MLK - 50 Years of Inspiration
It should come as no surprise that one of the greatest figures in modern American history has inspired many in the arts. From paintings, to poems; from literature to songs, Martin Luther King, Jr. has not only been the subject, but in many cases, the muse.
It's been 50 years since his death. As we both mourn his passing and celebrate his amazing accomplishments in civil rights for America, B.T.R.C. wanted to take a moment to look at some of the great songs that grew in the shadow of the incredible Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sam Cooke - Aint That Good News - "A Change Is Gonna Come"
Impressions - People Get Ready - "People Get Ready"
U2 - Unforgettable Fire - "Pride In The Name of Love" and "MLK"
Bruce Springsteen - Seeger Sessions - "We Shall Overcome"
Patty Griffin - Children Running Through - "Up To The Mountain (MLK Song)"
John Legend & Common - Selma (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - "Glory"
Neil Diamond - Beautiful Noise - "Dry Your Eyes"
Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July - "Happy Birthday"
Elvis Presley - '68 Comeback Special - " If I Can Dream"
Mavis Staples - Living On A High Note - "MLK Song"
Queen - A Kind of Magic - "One Vision"
Kris Kristofferson - - "They Killed Him"
Jackson Browne - Time The Conqueror - "Off Of Wonderland"
Nina Simone - 'Nuff Said - "Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)"
Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On - "What's Going On"