Singer

Sam Cooke

  • Jan 22, 1931 - Dec 11, 1964 (age 33)
  • 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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2020
The Complete Keen Years 1957-1960
AlbumJan 31, 2020

The Complete Keen Years 1957-1960

The Complete Keen Years 1957-1960 released.
2019
ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
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MovieFeb 8, 2019

ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam C…

An investigation into the …
An investigation into the circumstances and controversy surrounding Sam Cooke's murder.
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2017
Lady You Shot Me: Life and Death of Sam Cooke
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MovieMay 5, 2017

Lady You Shot Me: Life and Death of Sa…

Sam Cooke died at the age …
Sam Cooke died at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel, at 9137 South Figueroa Street, in Los Angeles, California. Answering separate reports of a shooting and of a kidnapping at the motel, police found Cooke's body, clad only in a sports jacket and shoes but no shirt, pants or underwear. He had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, which was later determined to have pierced his heart. The motel's manager, Bertha Franklin, said she had shot Cooke in self-defense after he broke into her office residence and attacked her. Her account was immediately questioned and disputed by acquaintances.
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2014
Steal Away
AlbumMar 24, 2014

Steal Away

Steal Away released.
Sad Mood
AlbumMar 20, 2014

Sad Mood

Sad Mood released.
Good for the Soul: Sam Cooke
AlbumJan 12, 2014

Good for the Soul: Sam Cooke

Good for the Soul: Sam Cooke released.
2013
SongOct 28, 2013

I'll Come Running Back to You
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2012
The  Signature Collection
AlbumJul 20, 2012

The Signature Collection

The Signature Collection released.
2011
The Complete Remastered Keen Collection
AlbumJul 25, 2011

The Complete Remastered Keen Collecti…

The Complete Remastered …
The Complete Remastered Keen Collection is the 2011 compilation album by Sam Cooke.
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2010
When I Fall in Love
AlbumNov 15, 2010

When I Fall in Love

When I Fall in Love released.
2008
SongSep 23, 2008

Lord Remember Me
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2006
Specialty Profiles: Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers
AlbumAug 29, 2006

Specialty Profiles: Sam Cooke & the Sou…

Specialty Profiles: Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers released.
Specialty Profiles
AlbumAug 29, 2006

Specialty Profiles

Specialty Profiles is the 2006 compilation album by Sam …
Specialty Profiles is the 2006 compilation album by Sam Cooke.
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My Gospel Roots
AlbumJun 13, 2006

My Gospel Roots

My Gospel Roots released.
2005
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music
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TV ShowMay 7, 2005

Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular M…

Soul Deep: The Story of …
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music is a 2006 International Emmy Award nominated TV Program for Arts Programming aired on 7 May 2005 in the United Kingdom.
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2003
Portrait of a Legend: 1951–1964
AlbumJun 17, 2003

Portrait of a Legend: 1951–1964

Portrait of a Legend: …
Portrait of a Legend: 1951–1964 is a compilation album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released posthumously on June 17, 2003 by ABKCO Records. The disc covers Cooke's entire career, from his early 1950s beginnings with the Soul Stirrers to the posthumous 1964 single "Shake". The collection includes most of the singer's hit singles, including "You Send Me", "Wonderful World", "Chain Gang", "Cupid", "Twistin' the Night Away", "Bring It on Home to Me", "Another Saturday Night", "Little Red Rooster", "Ain't That Good News", "Good Times", and what is often regarded as the singer's magnum opus, "A Change Is Gonna Come".
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Award2003

Best Music Film

Won award for "Legend".
Grammy Award
Nomination2003

Best Music Film

Nominated for "Legend".
Grammy Award
1999
Award1999

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
1998
Greatest Hits
AlbumFeb 24, 1998

Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits is the 1998 compilation album by Sam …
Greatest Hits is the 1998 compilation album by Sam Cooke.
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Nomination1998

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Award1998

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
1997
Award1997

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
1995
The Rhythm and the Blues
AlbumOct 24, 1995

The Rhythm and the Blues

The Rhythm and the Blues is …
The Rhythm and the Blues is the 1995 ablum by Sam Cooke.
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1985
One Night Stand! Live At the Harlem Square Club, 1963
AlbumJun 1, 1985

One Night Stand! Live At the Harlem Squ…

One Night Stand! Live At the Harlem Square Club, 1963 …
One Night Stand! Live At the Harlem Square Club, 1963 released.
1965
Try a Little Love
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AlbumOct 1, 1965

Try a Little Love

Try a Little Love is the second posthumous studio album by …
Try a Little Love is the second posthumous studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Sammy Davis Jr. composed the liner notes.
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SongJan 1, 1965

A Change Is Gonna Come
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Shake
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AlbumJan 1, 1965

Shake

Shake is the first posthumous studio album by American …
Shake is the first posthumous studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke.
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Best R&B Performance
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Nomination1965

Best R&B Performance

Nominated for "Shake".
Grammy Award
1964
Sam Cooke
PersonalDecember 1964

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke passed away.
Sam Cooke at the Copa
AlbumOct 1, 1964

Sam Cooke at the Copa

Sam Cooke at the Copa is a …
Sam Cooke at the Copa is a live album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. The album was released in October 1964 in the United States by RCA Victor.
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Shindig!
TV ShowSep 16, 1964

Shindig!

Shindig! is an American musical variety series which aired on …
Shindig! is an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16, 1964 to January 8, 1966. The show was hosted by Jimmy O'Neill, a disc jockey in Los Angeles at the time who also created the show along with his wife Sharon Sheeley, British producer Jack Good, and production executive Art Stolnitz. The original pilot was rejected by ABC and David Sontag, then Executive Producer of ABC, redeveloped and completely redesigned the show. A new pilot with a new cast of artists was shot starring Sam Cooke. That pilot aired as the premiere episode.
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Ain’t That Good News
AlbumJan 1, 1964

Ain’t That Good News

Ain't That Good News is the thirteenth and final studio …
Ain't That Good News is the thirteenth and final studio album by American R&B and soul singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released mid-February 1964, on RCA Victor Records, in both mono and stereo, LPM 2899 and LSP 2899. Recording sessions for the album took place at RCA Victor's Music Center of the World Studio in February and December 1963 and January 1964. The cover photo was taken by American photographer Wallace Seawell. Ain't That Good News was the final album to be issued during Cooke's lifetime, before his death at the age of 33. With the exception of "Another Saturday Night", which had been released as a single early in the previous year, Ain't That Good News comprised the first material that Cooke had recorded in the six months following the drowning death of his 18-month-old son Vincent.
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Nomination1964

Best R&B Performance

Nominated for "Good Times".
Grammy Award
1963
Missing Links
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TV ShowSep 9, 1963

Missing Links

Missing Links is a Goodson-Todman game show hosted …
Missing Links is a Goodson-Todman game show hosted by Ed McMahon which originally ran on NBC from September 9, 1963 to March 27, 1964, then moved to ABC for its final nine months, with Dick Clark replacing McMahon as host.
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Nomination1963

Best R&B Performance

Nominated for "Frankie and Johnny".
Grammy Award
Mr. Soul
AlbumJan 1, 1963

Mr. Soul

Mr. Soul is the eleventh studio album by American singer …
Mr. Soul is the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was released in February 1963 in the United States by RCA Victor. The album was remastered in 2011 as a part of The RCA Albums Collection.
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SongJan 1, 1963

Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
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1962
The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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Twistin’ the Night Away
AlbumJun 1, 1962

Twistin’ the Night Away

Twistin' the Night Away is the …
Twistin' the Night Away is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was released in April 1962 in the United States by RCA Victor. Twistin' the Night Away primarily capitalizes on the twist phenomenon and as a result became one of Cooke's most successful LPs, becoming his second to chart and creating a string of chart successes.
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Nomination1962

Best R&B Performance

Nominated for "Bring It On Home to Me".
Grammy Award
1961
My Kind of Blues
AlbumJan 1, 1961

My Kind of Blues

My Kind of Blues is the ninth studio album by American singer …
My Kind of Blues is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was released in October 1961 in the United States by RCA Victor. The album was remastered in 2011 as a part of The RCA Albums Collection.
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Vincent Cooke
Child1961

Vincent Cooke

Vincent Cooke born.
1960
Swing Low
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AlbumJan 1, 1960

Swing Low

Swing Low, also known as Sam Cooke, is the seventh studio …
Swing Low, also known as Sam Cooke, is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was released in March 1961 in the United States by RCA Victor. The album includes the hit single "Chain Gang".
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Tracey
Child1960

Tracey

Tracey born.
Cooke's Tour
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AlbumJan 1, 1960

Cooke's Tour

Cooke's Tour is the fifth studio album by American singer …
Cooke's Tour is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was released in April 1960 in the United States by RCA Victor. Cooke's Tour was the singer's first on the RCA Victor label.
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1959
Barbara Campbell
MarriageOctober 1959

Barbara Campbell

Married Barbara Campbell.
1958
The Dick Clark Show
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TV ShowFeb 15, 1958

The Dick Clark Show

The Dick Clark Show (also known as Dick Clark's Saturday …
The Dick Clark Show (also known as Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beechnut Show) was an American musical variety show broadcast weekly in the United States on the ABC television network 7:30-8 PM (Eastern Time) on Saturdays from February 15, 1958, through September 10, 1960, sponsored (except for the first two shows) by Beechnut Gum.
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1957
The Guy Mitchell Show
TV ShowOct 7, 1957

The Guy Mitchell Show

The Guy Mitchell Show was …
The Guy Mitchell Show was a half-hour television variety program hosted by and starring recording artist Guy Mitchell, which was broadcast from October 7, 1957, to January 13, 1958. The series aired on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC following a half-hour prime time version of American Bandstand. The Guy Mitchell Show faced strong competition from The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, a situation comedy on CBS, and from John Payne's NBC Western, The Restless Gun.
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Songs by Sam Cooke
AlbumJan 1, 1957

Songs by Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke is the debut studio album by American singer …
Sam Cooke is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released on Keen Records in early 1958. The backing band is the Bumps Blackwell Orchestra.
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1956
The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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1953
Dolores Mohawk
MarriageOctober 1953

Dolores Mohawk

Married Dolores Mohawk.
Linda Womack
ChildApril 1953

Linda Womack

Linda Womack (née Cooke; born April 25, 1953), now known …
Linda Womack (née Cooke; born April 25, 1953), now known as Zeriiya Zekkariyas, is an American singer and songwriter.
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General Electric Theater
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater was …
General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
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1950
The Arthur Murray Party
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TV ShowJul 20, 1950

The Arthur Murray Party

The Arthur Murray Party is …
The Arthur Murray Party is an American television variety show which ran from July 1950 until September 1960. The show was hosted by famous dancers Arthur and Kathryn Murray, and was basically one long advertisement for their chain of dance studios. Each week the couple performed a mystery dance, and the viewer who correctly identified the dance would receive two free lessons at a local studio.
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1931
Sam Cooke
Birth1931

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke was born.
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