To celebrate this day, three versions of A Change Is Gonna Come.
A 2013 version by a fine new voice, Amos Lee, performed at Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid concert.
An old and gorgeous version by the incomparable Ms. Aretha Franklin.
And the singular version that, in 1964, guaranteed Sam Cooke immortality.
Here’s a 2007 NPR story about Sam Cooke’s masterpiece.
See you tomorrow with lots of news.