Cooke

22 Jan 1931, born on this day, American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur Sam Cooke who had the 1957 US No.1 & UK No.29 single ‘You Send Me’ and a 1986 UK No.2 single with ‘Wonderful World’, (which was first released in 1960). He began singing as a child and joined The Soul Stirrers before moving […]

11 Dec 1964, Soul singer Sam Cooke was shot dead at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel, told police that she shot and killed Cooke in self-defence because he had attacked her. Police found Cooke’s body in Franklin’s apartment-office, clad only in a sports jacket and shoes, but […]

22 Jan 1931, born on this day, American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur Sam Cooke who had the 1957 US No.1 & UK No.29 single ‘You Send Me’ and a 1986 UK No.2 single with ‘Wonderful World’, (which was first released in 1960). He began singing as a child and joined The Soul Stirrers before moving […]

Soul singer Sam Cooke was shot dead at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel, told police that she shot and killed Cooke in self-defence because he had attackedSee More her. Police found Cooke’s body in Franklin’s apartment-office, clad only in a sports jacket and shoes, but no shirt, […]

22nd January 1931, born on this day, American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur Sam Cooke who had the 1957 US No.1 & UK No.29 single 'You Send Me' and a 1986 UK No.2 single with 'Wonderful World', (which was first released in 1960). He began singing as a child and joined The Soul Stirrers before moving […]

11th Dec 1964, Soul singer Sam Cooke was shot dead at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel, told police that she shot and killed Cooke in self-defence because he had attacked her. Police found Cooke's body in Franklin's apartment-office, clad only in a sports jacket and shoes, but […]


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