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Sam Cooke
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Birth Name: Samuel Cook

Born: 22 January 1931 Died: 11 December 1964

Country of origin: United States

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Barbara Cooke


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i was murdered/assassinated (28 items)
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Bizarre Rock Star Deaths (10 items)
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The Good Die Young (17 items)
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A Death For Every Year (107 items)
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Published 2 years, 12 months ago 9 comments
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500 Greatest Songs of all time - Updated! (262 items)
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Published 3 years, 7 months ago 7 comments

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Sam Cooke "Good News"

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Sam Cooke - Summer time (w/ Lyrics)

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Sam Cooke. Crossing Over . Documentary .

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About: Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known by his stage name Sam Cooke, and on one recording as Dale Cook, was an American recording artist, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. Cooke is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music and 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 Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al ... (more)

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Gone, but not forgotten (410 person items)

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A Death For Every Year (107 person items)

" Justifiable homicide. Sam was a serial skirt chaser who screwed anything that moved, and his stupidity got him killed. Read the weird story here: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/sam_cooke/index.html"


Happy Vader added this to a list 3 years, 1 month ago
100 Greatest Lyrics of All Time! (83 person items)

"Song: (What A) Wonderful World Album: The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke Written by: Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler Don't know much about history Don't know much biology Don't know much about a science book Don't know much about the French I took But I do know that I love you And I know that if you love me, too What a wonderful world this would be Don't know much about geography Don't know much trigonometry Don't know much about algebra Don't know what a slide rule is for But I do know one "


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Happy Vader added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
500 Greatest Songs of all time - Updated! (262 person items)

"19 A Change Is Gonna Come 300 You Send Me 336 Cupid 353 (What A) Wonderful World"


Severin Severin added this to a list 3 years, 11 months ago
i was murdered/assassinated (28 person items)

" Killed on December 11. 1964 in a "justifiable homicide." "


jeffpsychedelic added this to a list 4 years ago
They died too soon (106 person items)

"1931-1964 "


jeffpsychedelic added this to a list 4 years, 1 month ago
Music and Me (100 person items)
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100 great songs of the 60's (94 person items)

"Bring It On Home To Me "


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50's Rock 'n' Roll (50 person items)
Maary added this to a list 4 years, 2 months ago
Bizarre Rock Star Deaths (10 person items)

"Sam Cooke died very nearly naked, wearing one shoe and a sports coat when he was shot by a hotel manager in 1964. He is widely considered one of most influential pioneers of soul music, with his roots in gospel and R&B, and the circumstances surrounding his death are still in dispute today. Cooke checked into the Hacienda hotel with Elisa Boyer, a woman he supposedly met at a bar (but who would later be arrested on prostitution charges.) After an altercation between the two, Elisa took her clot"


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Mic check (18 person items)
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The Good Die Young (17 person items)

" Cooke died at the age of thirty-three on December 11, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel at 9137 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, California. Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel, told police that she shot and killed Cooke in self-defense because he had threatened her. Police found Cooke's body in Franklin's apartment-office, clad only in a sports jacket and shoes, but no shirt, pants or underwear. The shooting was ultimately ruled a justifiable homicide. Died at the age of: 33"


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RS: 100 Greatest Singers (100 person items)

"1. A Change Is Gonna Come 2. Bring It On Home to Me 3. You Send Me 4. (What a) Wonderful World 5. Having a Party 6. That’s Where It’s At 7. Another Saturday Night 8. Frankie and Johnnie 9. Twistin’ the Night Away 10. Chain Gang"


JxSxPx added this to a list 5 years, 10 months ago
VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists (100 person items)
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The Immortals (100 person items)

""Sam Cooke was grounded in a very straightforward singing style: It was pure, beautiful and open-throated, extraordinarily direct and unapologetic. Let's say you're going to sing "I love you for sentimental reasons." How do you hit that I? Do you slur into it? Do you put in a little hidden h? The attack on that vowel sound is the tip-off to how bold a singer is. If you pour on the letter i from the back of your throat, the listener gets that there is no fudge in the first thousandth of a second."


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