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Sam Cooke

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Biography

Sam Cooke in studio, 1963.

Source: Wikipedia

Samuel Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), professionally Sam Cooke was an American recording artist, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur generally considered among the greatest of all time.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Samuel Cook
  • Also known as: Dale Cook
  • Born: January 22, 1931 Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.
  • Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Died: December 11, 1964 (aged 33) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Interred: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
  • Genres: Soul, gospel, rhythm and blues
  • Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, entrepreneur
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano, guitar
  • Years active: 1951–1964
  • Labels: Specialty, Keen, RCA
  • Associated acts: The Singing Children, Otis Redding, The Highway Q.C.'s, The Soul Stirrers, J. W. Alexander, Lou Rawls, Bobby Womack

Read more about Sam Cooke at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Louisiana Mayor Apologizes for Racist Treatment of Sam Cooke
Billboard, 2019-06-24 06:34:10
Shreveport’s mayor has apologized for the racist way the late singer Sam Cooke was treated during a visit to the city. Cooke was in town in...

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CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-09-02 14:41:35
His retro soul groove has gotten him compared to the great Sam Cooke. It's evident that Leon Bridges' smooth sound has gone down easy with audiences: His debut album, 2015's "Coming Home," earned him a gold record, a Grammy nomination, and an invitation to the Obama White House. His followup ...

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Variety, 2017-12-12 14:00:26
Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: When you were founded back in 1983, there was no question who or what rock ‘n’ roll was — it meant the founding fathers (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, B.B. King, Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Jerry ...

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