A group of soul musicians performed at a concert hosted by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) today (January 15, 1973) to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The 2nd Annual concert was turned into an album titled Keep the Dream Alive, a double album that featured Soul artists, Gospel singers and poets, all who paid homage to the slain civil rights leader.
King’s wife Mrs. Coretta Scott King gave the introduction to the evening, which featured soul acts like The Main Ingredient, The Friends of Distinction, The Jimmy Castor Bunch, Wilson Pickett, Flip Wilson and Jose Feliciano.
The concert took place at The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia and was sponsored by RCA/Victor, who released the album, which peaked at #46 on the Billboard R&B chart.
Proceeds from the album were donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Social Change.
Check out the performance here.