Sam Cooke

Cooke in 1963
Cooke in Billboard, 1965, released posthumously
Grave of Sam Cooke in the Garden of Honor at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California

American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.

- Sam Cooke
Cooke in 1963

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Bring It On Home to Me

"Bring It On Home to Me" is a song by American soul singer Sam Cooke, released on May 8, 1962, by RCA Victor.

Philip Paul Bliss

The Highway Q.C.'s

American gospel group that has been active for over 70 years.

American gospel group that has been active for over 70 years.

Philip Paul Bliss

The group helped launch the careers of several secular stars, including Lou Rawls, Johnnie Taylor and Sam Cooke.

Ali in 1967

One Night in Miami

Debut play written by Kemp Powers, first performed in 2013.

Debut play written by Kemp Powers, first performed in 2013.

Ali in 1967

The four characters are 22-year-old, newly crowned world boxing champion Cassius Clay as he transforms into Muhammad Ali, iconic Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X, influential singer-songwriter and record producer Sam Cooke, and star NFL running back Jim Brown.

Gaye in 1973

Marvin Gaye

American singer and songwriter.

American singer and songwriter.

Gaye in 1973
Marvin Gaye attended Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C.'s Columbia Heights neighborhood.
A 1959 promotional picture of Harvey and the New Moonglows. Gaye is second from the right behind a seated Fuqua.
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Gaye's death certificate
Karen Bass and Gaye's family at the dedication of the Marvin Gaye Post Office in Los Angeles in 2019.

Before the release of his first single, Gaye started spelling his surname with added "e", in the same way as did Sam Cooke.

Hal David at the ASCAP Awards in 2011

Songwriters Hall of Fame

American institution founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer, music publisher/songwriter Abe Olman and publisher/executive Howie Richmond to honor those whose work represents and maintains the heritage and legacy of a spectrum of the most beloved English language songs from the world's popular music songbook.

American institution founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer, music publisher/songwriter Abe Olman and publisher/executive Howie Richmond to honor those whose work represents and maintains the heritage and legacy of a spectrum of the most beloved English language songs from the world's popular music songbook.

Hal David at the ASCAP Awards in 2011
Johnny Mercer between 1946 and 1948
Sammy Cahn in 1950s
John Legend was honored in 2002 with the Abe Olman Scholarship

2013 – "A Change Is Gonna Come" (written by Sam Cooke)

A Change Is Gonna Come

"A Change Is Gonna Come" is a song by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke.

Another Saturday Night

"Another Saturday Night" is a 1963 hit single by Sam Cooke from the album Ain't That Good News.

Wendell Phillips Academy High School

Public 4–year high school located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Public 4–year high school located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Sam Cooke (attended) — Soul and gospel recording star in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Night Beat (Sam Cooke album)

Night Beat is the tenth studio album by American singer Sam Cooke, released in August 1963 by RCA Victor.

Ain't That Good News (album)

Ain't That Good News is the eleventh 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.