Sam Cooke (I) (1931–1964)

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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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 2019 Wonderful World (Music Video)
 2017 What's Wrong with Capitalism (Part 1) (Short) (music: ""Bring It On Home to Me")
 2015 Leon Bridges/Sam Cooke Mashup (Video short) (stock music)
 2008 Seal: A Change Is Gonna Come (Music Video)
 1985 The Pointer Sisters in Paris (TV Special)
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Other Works:

CD: "Keep Movin' On" (ABKCO) See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 7 Articles | See more »

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ABKCO Music | Facebook | See more »

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Dale Cooke


5' 10" (1.78 m)


Barbara Campbell  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »


Charles Cook | Annie Mae Cook

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