Sam Cook 1959 #sosmooth

Sam Cooke Getting the Biopic Treatment

Sam Cooke - Samuel Cook (January 1931 – December 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 pio

Sam Cooke, 1963.    “Sam Cooke was the best singer who ever lived, no contest.” - Jerry Wexler

Sam Cooke ~ "It's been a long, a long time coming - But I know a change is gonna come"." Sing It Sam, Sing It!

Suddenly very fascinated by "The Mysterious Death of Sam Cooke."

Sam Cooke - In the book “Our Uncle Sam”, the author explains why the great soul singer and civil rights activist was also one of the first major black artists to stop straightening his hair.

Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke.  (

Flashback: Aretha Franklin & Sam Cooke - who knew that they were a couple?

Lawd Have Mercy! Maybe my favorite male singer ever! I'm in A Sad Mood Tonight and Change Gonna Come are unbelievable.     Sam Cooke had 30 U.S. top 40 hits between 1957 and 1964, plus three more posthumously. Cooke was 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…

Sam Cooke (January 1931 – December born Samuel Cook, was an African-American recording artist, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive

The Greatest x 2. Sam Cook & Muhammad Ali.

True Legends: Music - Sam Cooke (Left) and Boxing - Cassius Clay AKA Muhammad Ali (Right). This is Sam Cooke one of the greatest of all time, R.

Sam Cooke, one of the best gospel and soul singers ever. December 11, 1964, Cooke was fatally shot by the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California, 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.

20 Moments That Will Transport You To 1963

Sam Cooke is the premier crooner. He was a pure and beautiful voice.

i want to hang this in my kitchen | Sam Cooke and wife Barbara cooking and playing music in the kitchen of their home.

Sam Cooke 1965

Sam Cooke and wife Barbara cooking and playing music in the kitchen of their home.Sam Cooke is one of my favorites.

Sam Cooke. RnB Great who's life was way too short. Defines Heart and Soul.

Bertha Franklin killed Sam Cooke when he was only 33 years old, she claimed she killed in self defense because she felt threatened.

Sam Cooke and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), 1964

Sam Cooke ("The Soul Stirrers") and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali [Opinion Stirrer]), 1964

Sam Cooke 'Bring it on Home to Me' 1962 | If you've never heard Sam Cooke's voice or this song in particular…

This week 50 years ago, Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ was released. An excerpt from Peter Guralnick’s superb recently rereleased biography of the singer examines what inspired him to write the song.