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Remembering Sam Cooke who died on this day in 1964

My View by Silvio Canto

Sam Cooke was one of the best male singers of the early 1960s.  His life ended abruptly on this day in 1964:

“Born in 1931 to a Baptist minister and his wife, Cooke’s early musical development took place in the church.

Like other early figures in what would eventually be called “soul” music, Cooke began his professional career singing gospel.   

A member of the legendary Soul Stirrers since the age of 19, Cooke was given permission by his record label to begin recording secular music in 1956.

“You Send Me” (1957) was Sam Cooke’s first pop smash, and it was followed by such classics as “Chain Gang” (1960), “Cupid” (1961), “Twistin’ the Night Away” (1962) and the Dylan-inspired posthumous release that became an anthem of the Civil Rights Movement: “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964).

His voice has been called the most important in the history of soul music, but just as important to Sam Cooke’s historical standing is the fact that he also wrote all of the aforementioned hits—a remarkable fact for any popular singer of his time.

In the years since his death, the circumstances surroun”ding Cooke’s shooting have been called into question by his family and others.

Though the truth of what happened on this day in 1964 might remain uncertain, Sam Cooke’s place in the history of popular music is anything but.”

Sam Cooke was a great singer.

Click here for “Cupid”:

“Cupid draw back your bow And let your arrow go

Straight to my lover’s heart for me For me. . .

Cupid please hear my cry And let your arrow fly

Straight to my lover’s heart for me

Now I don’t mean to bother you but I’m in a distress

There’s danger of me losing all of my happiness

For I love a girl who doesn’t know I exist

And this you can fix

 So…

Cupid draw back your bow And let your arrow go

Straight to my lover’s heart for me

 Nobody but me. . .

Cupid please hear my cry And let your arrow fly

Straight to my lover’s heart for me

Now, Cupid if your arrow makes her love strong for me

I promise I will lover her until eternity

I know between the two of us her heart we can steal

Help me if you will

So. . .

Cupid draw back your bow And let your arrow go

Straight to my lover’s heart for me….nobody but me

Cupid please hear my cry And let your arrow fly

Straight to my lover’s heart for me….Now

Cupid, don’t you hear me?

Calling you I need you Cupid Help me…”

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3 Responses to Remembering Sam Cooke who died on this day in 1964

  1. diggerdan says:

    Yea I had to listen to the video and a couple thumb nails there. Yea brought back memories. Now I cannot get them songs out of my head ;) 8-)

  2. aliasooze says:

    Sam Cooke – A Change Gonna Come

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