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14 Feb 2011

Sam Cooke Remembered

Filed under: — Al @ 12:36 pm

Sam Cooke was a very talented musician and civil rights activist. He wrote and performed some of the most famous songs of all time. He was senselessly murdered at the age of 33, in Los Angeles in 1964. According to Wikipedia, he “had 29 top-40 hits in the U.S. between 1957 and 1964.” He is considered a major pioneer of Soul Music. He also was a trailblazer by taking control of the business side of his art too, founding his own label and publishing company.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQU4torUz-Q

Check out this documentary about Cooke here on youtube. It is divided into 5 parts, here is the 1st…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krb1e6mg5_Q

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