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Sam Cooke (I) (1931–1964)

Sam Cooke was born January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was one of eight children of Charles Cook Sr., a Baptist minister. When Sam sang as a little boy in church, everyone made note that his voice had "something special". He sang in church and in local gospel choirs until a group called the Highway Q.C.'s asked him to sing with them at ... See full bio »

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 2016 Mafia III (Video Game) (writer: "Hold On, I'm Comin'") (filming)
  Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode #10.4 (2016) ... (performer: "Twistin' the Night Away" - uncredited) / (writer: "Twistin' the Night Away" - uncredited)
 2016 The Brontes at the BBC (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Cupid" - uncredited)
  Bates Motel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- A Danger to Himself and Others (2016) ... (performer: "You Send Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Send Me" - uncredited)
 2015 By the Sea (performer: "Nothing Can Change This Love") / (writer: "Nothing Can Change This Love")
 2015 The Dellany Journey (Short) (writer: "A Change is Goona Come")
 2015 Pop Gold (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Record Breakers (2015) ... (writer: "Bring It On Home / You Send Me (Live)")
 2015 Frau Müller muss weg! (performer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 2014 Inherent Vice (performer: "(What A) Wonderful World") / (producer: "(What A) Wonderful World") / (writer: "(What A) Wonderful World")
 2014 The Voice Kids (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 3 (2014) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
 2014 The Gods of Wheat Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- She Who Supplanted Her Sister (2014) ... (writer: "A Change is Gonna Come")
 2012-2014 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 4 (2014) ... (writer: "Bring It On Home to Me")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 5 (2012) ... (writer: "A Change is Gonna Come")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Celebrity Dance Duels (2014) ... ("That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On")
- Personal Story/Memorable Year Week (2012) ... ("Cupid") / (writer: "Cupid")
  Cracked (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Hold Out (2013) ... (performer: "One More Time") / (writer: "One More Time")
 2010-2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Judges' Houses 2 (2013) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come" - uncredited)
- Auditions 7 (2013) ... (writer: "A Change is Gonna Come" - uncredited)
- Bootcamp 2 (2012) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come" - uncredited)
- Auditions 5 (2010) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
 2013/I Blood Ties (performer: "I'll Come Running Back to You")
  Granite Flats (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Something Dangerous (2013) ... (performer: "Twistin' the Night Away" - uncredited) / (writer: "Twistin' the Night Away" - uncredited)
 2013 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pictures of You (2013) ... (writer: "You Send Me" - uncredited)
 2013 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 2 (2013) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
  The Neighbors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Pilot (2012) ... (performer: "(What A) Wonderful World" - uncredited) / (writer: "(What A) Wonderful World" - uncredited)
  Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Everything Is Not Okay (2012) ... (performer: "Bring It On Home to Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bring It On Home to Me" - uncredited)
 2012 Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree (Documentary) (performer: "Chain Gang") / (writer: "Chain Gang")
 2012 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bride and Prejudice (2012) ... (writer: "Bring It On Home To Me" - uncredited)
 2010-2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 7 Perform Again (2012) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
- Top 10 Female Semifinalists Perform (2010) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
  Scandal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Sweet Baby (2012) ... (performer: "Nothing Can Change This Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nothing Can Change This Love" - uncredited)
 2012 Eastbound & Down (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter 19 (2012) ... (writer: "Bring It On Home to Me" - uncredited)
 2012 The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Sweet Soul Music")
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Dream House and How to Avoid It ... (writer: "Having a Party")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #19.173 (2011) ... (performer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 2011 Green Lantern (performer: "That's Where It's At") / (writer: "That's Where It's At")
  Rock & Chips (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
- The Frog and the Pussycat (2011) ... (performer: "Twisting the Night Away") / (writer: "Twisting the Night Away")
- Five Gold Rings (2010) ... (performer: "Chain Gang" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chain Gang" - uncredited)
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited)
  Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (2011) ... (performer: "Only Sixteen") / (writer: "Only Sixteen")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Sizzling Supermodels (2011) ... (performer: "That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On" - uncredited) / (writer: "That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On" - uncredited)
 2011 The Green Hornet (performer: "Twisting The Night Away") / (writer: "Twisting The Night Away")
 2010 The Big C (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "This little light of mine" - uncredited)
 2010 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Athena #1 (2010) ... ("Twistin' the Night Away")
 2010/I Valentine's Day (writer: "Cupid")
 2009 Soul Kitchen (performer: "(Ain't That) Good News")
  What If...? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (performer: "Don't Know Much") / (writer: "Don't Know Much")
  Familjen Babajou (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Del 1 (2009) ... (performer: "A Change Is Gonna Come") / (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
 2008 Game Boys (performer: "(What a) Wonderful World") / (writer: "(What a) Wonderful World")
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Help! (2008) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come" - uncredited)
 2008 The Secret Life of Bees (writer: "I'm Alright" (1986))
 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary) (performer: "Twisting The Night Away") / (writer: "Twisting The Night Away")
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Took (2008) ... (performer: "Shake")
 2007 How Soon Is Now? (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1968-1969 (2007) ... (writer: "Shake")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... ("Ain't That Good News") / (writer: "Ain't That Good News")
 2007 Talk to Me (performer: "A Change Is Gonna Come") / (writer: "Sweet Soul Music", "A Change Is Gonna Come")
 2007 Daddy's Little Girls (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
 2006 The Holiday (writer: "You Send Me" (1957))
 2004-2006 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Top 11 Girls Performances (2006) ... (writer: "Bring It On Home to Me")
- Top 11 Guys Performances (2006) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
- Season Finale Results Show (2005) ... (writer: "Bring It On Home to Me")
- Group 2 Results Show (2005) ... (writer: "Bring It On Home to Me")
- Group 2 Performances (2005) ... (writer: "Bring It On Home to Me")
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power (2006) ... (writer: "A Change is Gonna Come")
 2006 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #3 - Jukebox (2006) ... (writer: "Twistin' the Night Away")
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane (performer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1927))
 2005/I Hitch (performer: " (What a) Wonderful World" (1958)) / (writer: " (What a) Wonderful World" (1958))
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Change Is Gonna Come (2004) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
 2004 Alone with Dennis Locorriere (Video documentary) (writer: "Only Sixteen")
 2004 Cat Stevens: Majikat (TV Movie) (writer: "Another Saturday Night")
 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (writer: "You Send Me")
 2003 Frankie and Johnny Are Married (arranger: "Frankie and Johnny") / (performer: "Frankie and Johnny")
 2002 Crazy as Hell ("Trouble in Mind")
 2001 Ali (writer: "Twisting the Night Away", " (Don't Fight It) Feel It", "Somebody Have Mercy", "It's All Right", "You Send Me", "Bring It on Home to Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come")
 2000 Pay It Forward (writer: "You Gotta Move", "Win Your Love for Me")
 1998 The Roseanne Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1998) ... (writer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
  Lindenstraße (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Unter Zwang (1998) ... (performer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 1996 Married with Children (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Joke's on Al (1996) ... (writer: "The Chain Gang")
 1994 Wild Reeds (writer: "Run Away")
 1993 Mr Bean: Blind Date (Video) (performer: "Cupid" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cupid" - uncredited)
 1993 Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Cupid" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cupid" - uncredited)
 1992 Malcolm X (performer: "A Change is Gonna Come") / (writer: "A Change is Gonna Come")
 1990 Rampe & Naukkis - Kaikkien aikojen superpari (arranger: "Sweet Soul Music") / (writer: "Sweet Soul Music")
 1990 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1990) ... (writer: " (What A) Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 1990 Cadence (writer: "Chain Gang")
 1990 House Party (writer: "Bad Boy / Having a Party")
 1989/I True Love (writer: "Cupid")
 1988 The Magic of David Copperfield 10: The Bermuda Triangle (TV Special) (performer: "Wonderful World") / (producer: "Wonderful World") / (writer: "Wonderful World")
 1988 She's Having a Baby (performer: "CHAIN GANG") / (writer: "CHAIN GANG")
 1988 The In Crowd (writer: "Sweet Soul Music")
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "A CHANGE IS GONNA COME") / (writer: "A CHANGE IS GONNA COME")
 1987 Otto - Der Neue Film (performer: "(What a) Wonderful World") / (writer: "(What a) Wonderful World")
 1987 Innerspace (performer: "TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY", "CUPID") / (writer: "Twistin' the Night Away", "TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY", "CUPID")
 1987 Adventures in Babysitting (lyrics: "Bring It On Home To Me") / (music: "Bring It On Home To Me") / (performer: "Bring It On Home To Me")
 1987 Heaven (Documentary) (performer: "That's Heaven To Me") / (writer: "That's Heaven To Me")
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1987) ... (writer: "Chain Gang")
 1987 The Best of Bandstand: The Superstars (Video short) (performer: "Ain't That Good News") / (writer: "Ain't That Good News")
  Crime Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1986) (writer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Pilot (1986) ... (performer: "Twistin' The Night Away") / (writer: "Twistin' The Night Away")
 1986 That's Life! (performer: "HAVING A PARTY") / (writer: "HAVING A PARTY")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Buddies (1985) ... (writer: "Sweet Soul Music" - uncredited)
  Happy Families (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Edith (1985) ... (performer: "Chain Gang") / (writer: "Chain Gang")
 1985 Sweet Dreams (performer: "You Send Me") / (writer: "You Send Me")
 1985 Rock for Afrika (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Soothe Me")
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Next Stop Murder (1985) ... (writer: "Chain Gang")
 1985 Blue Money (TV Movie) (writer: "Shake")
 1985 Witness (writer: " (WHAT A) WONDERFUL WORLD" (1959))
 1984 The Flamingo Kid (performer: "Chain Gang") / (writer: "Chain Gang")
 1983 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style (Video documentary) (writer: "Shake" - uncredited)
 1983 Breathless (performer: " (What A) Wonderful World") / (writer: " (What A) Wonderful World")
 1983 Baby Love (performer: "What a Wonderful World") / (writer: "What a Wonderful World")
 1981 An American Werewolf in London (performer: "Blue Moon")
 1981 American Pop (performer: "You Send Me") / (writer: "You Send Me")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (writer: "SOOTHE ME", "HOLD ON, I'M COMIN'")
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (performer: "You Send Me") / (writer: "You Send Me" - as L.C. Cook)
 1978 Animal House (performer: "Wonderful World", "Twistin' the Night Away") / (writer: "Wonderful World", "Twistin' the Night Away")
 1978 The Buddy Holly Story (writer: "You Send Me")
 1978 The Greek Tycoon (writer: "Cupid", "Twisting the Night Away" - uncredited)
 1977 Between the Lines (writer: "Havin' a Party")
 1977 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.15 (1977) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me/Bring It On Home To Me")
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 June 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "What a Wonderful World")
 1975 Whistle Test (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dr. Hook (1975) ... (writer: "Only Sixteen")
 1972 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 November 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Ain't That Good News")
 1971 The Steagle (writer: "Twistin' the Night Away")
 1970 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.9 (1970) ... (writer: "Ain't That Good News?" - uncredited)
 1970 Pornography in Denmark: A New Approach (Documentary) (writer: "Shake" - uncredited)
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.97 (1966) ... (writer: "Another Saturday Night")
  Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1965) (performer - 2 episodes, 1964)
- Episode #2.16 (1965) ... (writer: "Good Times")
- Episode #2.11 (1965) ... (writer: "Shake")
- Episode #2.3 (1965) ... (writer: "Wonderful World")
- Episode #1.51 (1965) ... (writer: "Sugar Dumpling")
- Episode #1.46 (1965) ... (writer: "Only Sixteen")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.27 (1965) ... (writer: "Wonderful World")
- Episode #1.18 (1965) ... (writer: "Shake")
  The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1963) (writer - 1 episode, 1963)
- Episode #1.11 (1963) ... (performer: "Twistin' the Night Away", "The Riddle Song (I Gave My Love a Cherry)") / (writer: "Twistin' the Night Away")
 1958 Houseboat (performer: "Love Song from Houseboat (Almost in Your Arms)")
 1958 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.16 (1958) ... (performer: "Ol' Man River")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Portrait of a Legend: 1951-1964" (ABKCO) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dale Cooke

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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His song, "Somewhere There's a Girl" was written in honor of his first wife, Delores, after she had been killed in a car crash. See more »

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