Samuel Cook, known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He was also influential as a composer and producer, and is commonly known as the... Wikipedia
- Birth name: Samuel Cook
- Also known as: Dale Cook
- Born: January 22, 1931, Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.
- Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
- Died: December 11, 1964, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Genres: Soul, gospel, R&B
- Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, civil rights activist
- Instruments: Vocals, piano, guitar
- Years active: 1951–1964
- Labels: ABKCO, Specialty, Keen, RCA
- Associated acts: Otis Redding, The Highway Q.C.'s, The Soul Stirrers, J. W. Alexander, Lou Rawls, Bobby Womack
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