December 12, 2013

On this day December 11th...

 

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On December 11, 1964 Sam Cooke transitioned on this day after demanding entrance into the room of the night manager at a dollar-a-night motel where he was staying. After a brief physical struggle, she fired 3 shots, which mortally wounded Mr. Cooke. The thousands of dollars in his possession was mysteriously missing, somehow it just don’t add up…

Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), 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 pioneers and founders of soul music and is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. His pioneering contributions to soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Billy Preston and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.

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