Sam Cooke was shot in the heart in 1963 at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. According to the manager of the motel, Bertha Franklin, who shot Cooke, …
Everybody in Martoni’s Italian restaurant had their eye on Sam Cooke. In his Sy Devore suit, the 33-year-old R&B singer cut a dashing figure. With his recent Live at the Copa album climbing the charts, Sam was on the brink of stepping up to the big leagues, a crossover figure on par with Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis, Jr.
In the years since his death, the circumstances surrounding 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 …
Guralnick also says that, although he “could have filled 100 pages of the book with an appendix on all the theories about [Cooke’s] death,” he’s never uncovered any evidence to prove any of those theories. The official report states that Bertha Franklin killed Sam Cooke in self-defense.
Jan 13, 2011 · On December 11, 1964, Cooke was shot dead by the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California at the age of 33. At the time, the courts ruled that Cooke was drunk and distressed, and the manager killed Cooke in what was later ruled a justifiable homicide.
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