Released: March 1964
Sam Cooke said 'A Change Is Gonna Come' came to him in a dream, but it was a natural product of the times too – in particular Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, delivered just a few months before Cooke recorded the song. Whether it inspired Cooke or not, 'A Change Is Gonna Come' is infused with the belief and determination of the civil rights movement.
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