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September 7, 1957

September 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1957, Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me” was released by Keen Records. Produced by Bumps Blackwell and arranged and conducted by René Hall, the song [...]

December 1, 1957

December 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1957, The Ed Sullivan Show had an amazing line-up of legends hit the stage. Buddy Holly and the Crickets performed ‘That’ll Be The Day’, Sam [...]

December 11, 1964

December 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today in 1964, soul singer Sam Cooke was shot dead at the Hacienda Motel in L.A. Bertha Franklin, the hotel’s manager, claimed she shot Cooke in self-defence after he [...]
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