Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:15 pm
Sam Cooke passed away this day in 1964. Hear a few of his bigger hits here...http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/20 ... -1964.html
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:19 pm
Love the guy. "Live at the Harlem Square Club", from 1963 is one of my all time favourite live albums.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:26 am
As shocking and unlikely end for a major pop star as any you can imagine. There was hysteria and bitterness over Cooke's mysterious and under-investigated death in 1964. Lord knows what the atmosphere would be if such a star of major stature were taken under such circumstances today. No matter, it was too soon and too wrong. This guy deserved more time, a lot more time.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:56 pm
Agreed. He had one of the most amazing voices I've ever heard. And Julian...yes that Harlem Square live album was amazing!!!