Sam Cooke Rank
About Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke was a soul singer and songwriter known for famous songs such as You Send Me, Cupid, Wonderful World and A Change Is Gonna Come. His pioneering contribution to soul music earned him the name the King of Soul. He was shot and killed by Bertha Franklin at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California at the age of 33.
He was married twice. His first marriage was to Dolores Elizabeth. His second marriage was to Barbara, with whom he had three children. He also had other children out of wedlock.
He has received numerous posthumous honors such as being inducted as a charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and being honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.
Sam Cooke Rank
Sam Cooke's Popularity
Sam Cooke was a famous American singer-songwriter, who was born on January 22, 1931. As a person born on this date, Sam Cooke is listed in our database as the 8th most popular celebrity for the day (January 22) and the 11th most popular for the year (1931).
People born on January 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Sam Cooke is the 282nd most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Sam Cooke's birthday, Sam Cooke is the 2094th most famous American.
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