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Sam Cooke

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Birthday
22, 1931
Birthplace
Clarksdale, MS
Death Date
Dec 11, 1964 (33)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1931
Birthplace
Clarksdale, MS
Death Date
Dec 11, 1964 (33)

About

Singer-songwriter and entrepreneur who sang "A Change is Gonna Come," "Wonderful World," and "You Send Me."

Before Fame

He grew up singing gospel music with his siblings. One of his first big gigs was with The Soul Stirrers.

Trivia

When he was thirty-three, he was shot and killed at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California.

Family Life

He married Dolores Mohawk in October 19, 1953 and then later remarried to Barbara Campbell on October 9, 1959.

Associated With

His influence in soul music inspired artists several artists that came after him, including Stevie Wonder.