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Sam Cooke, illustrated here in 1957, age 26.
Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Considered to be a pioneer and one of the most influential soul artists of all time, Cooke is commonly referred to as the “King of Soul” for his distinctive vocals, notable contributions to the genre and high significance in popular music.
In 1950 he got his start as the lead singer of the gospel group, The Soul Stirrers. He became friends with Lou Rawls, a gospel singer and neighbor.
He was born Samuel Cook in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in 1931 (he added the “e” to his last name in 1957 to signify a new start to his life).
Cooke had 30 U.S. top 40 hits between 1957 and 1964, plus three more posthumously.
Major hits like “You Send Me”, “A Change Is Gonna Come”, “Cupid”, “Chain Gang”, “Wonderful World”, “Another Saturday Night”, and “Twistin’ the Night Away” are some of his most popular songs. Twistin’ the Night Away was one of his biggest selling albums.
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 Civil Rights Movement.
Cooke was killed at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel, in Los Angeles, California. Answering separate reports of a shooting and a kidnapping at the motel, police found Cooke’s corpse. He had sustained a gunshot wound to his left chest, which was later determined to have pierced his heart.
The motel’s manager, Bertha Franklin, claimed to have shot him in self-defense. There is significant controversy over the facts of this event.
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