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The Day the Music Died - SAM COOKE (1964)
The Day the Music Died - SAM COOKE (1964) Photo

January 22, 1931 - December 11, 1964 (33 years old)

Sam Cooke - 


Born Samuel Cook, was an artist,singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. His pioneering contributions to soul music led to the rise of Aretha FranklinBobby WomackAl GreenCurtis MayfieldStevie WonderMarvin GayeBilly Preston and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.

Cooke had 30 U.S. top 40 hits between 1957 and 1964, and a further three after his death. Major hits like "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Wonderful World", and "Twistin' the Night Away" are some of his most popular songs. Cooke was also among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of his musical career. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer. He also took an active part in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

On December 11, 1964, Cooke was fatally shot by the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los AngelesCalifornia, at the age of 33. At the time, the courts ruled that Cooke was drunk and distressed, and that the manager had killed Cooke in what was later ruled a justifiable homicide. Since that time, the circumstances of his death have been widely questioned. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Cooke

 

| Closed on 02/08/14 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
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60%a. Liked his music
0%b. Liked a few songs
0%c. Didn't care for his music
40%d. Never heard his music

  
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#1 | 233 days ago
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He was a good singer!


But, what woke me up this morning is when I did an image search for Sam Cooke, for this poll, this is who also appeared……...







  


Apparently, there is an English (London) model with the same name.

HELLLLLLO!  cheeky
Liked his music  

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