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Sam Cooke dies this day in 1964

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

Re: Sam Cooke dies this day in 1964

Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:19 pm

rileypromo wrote:Sam Cooke passed away this day in 1964. Hear a few of his bigger hits here...http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/20 ... -1964.html


Love the guy. "Live at the Harlem Square Club", from 1963 is one of my all time favourite live albums.

Re: Sam Cooke dies this day in 1964

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.

Re: Sam Cooke dies this day in 1964

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!!!