Timmy Thomas, singer-song writer/Photo by (c) Suzanne Williamson
A collaboration between author and musician brings together Tampa-based author John Capouya and soul music legend Timmy Thomas at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9 at the University of Tampa, 400 W. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa.
The two collaborators will share the story and music behind Mr. Thomas’ hit song, “Why Can’t We Live Together,” which was released in 1972. The program will feature singer-song writer Thomas, who will play the keyboard and tell anecdotes from his career, while Mr. Capouya reads from his newly-published book, “Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band” (UPF, 2017). Mr. Thomas’ life is chronicled by Mr. Capouya in a chapter of the author’s well-received work.
Mr. Thomas wrote “Why Can’t We Live Together” at home in anguish after watching legendary CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite report the numbers of American and Vietnamese soldiers who died that day in the Vietnam War.
The program, one of the Lectores Public Reading series at the university, will be held in the Trustee Room, Vaughn Center, 9th floor, and is free and open to the public.
See our earlier profile of author John Capouya at UT Prof Pens Definitive Book on Florida Soul