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Sam Cooke
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Vocalist
    (January 22, 1931-December 11, 1964)
    Recorded 'A Change Is Gonna Come,' 'You Send Me,' 'Only Sixteen,' 'Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha,' 'For Sentimental Reasons,' 'Wonderful World,' 'Summertime,' 'Chain Gang,' 'Cupid,' 'Twistin' The Night Away,' 'Sad Mood,' 'Having A Party' and 'Bring It On Home To Me'
    He added an 'e' to the end of his name for show business reasons, it was considered bad luck having a name ending in 'k.' (huh?)
    Within three years he changed record labels from Specialty Records to Keen Records to Kags Music to SAR Records to RCA Records (1957-60).
    His familiar voice made his pseudonym Dale Cooke a poor disguise.
    After producing Muhammad Ali's recording 'I Am The Greatest,' and attended the Ali - Sonny Liston match with Malcolm X, it was rumored he converted to Islam, which his sister Agnes strongly denies.
    His father was a minister.
    He crossed over from gospel to R & B superstar.
    He guest starred on the premiere episode of 'Shindig.'
    Controversy surrounds his death.
    The official story was that he was chasing a girl he had a dispute with and thinking she was in his managers room, he broke in, where the manager mistaking him for a robber shot him dead. The shooting was ruled justifiable homicide although their is evidence of a violent struggle.
    He was among the first ten inductees into the Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame (1986).
    Research: Tim Howard
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 26 Votes: 42.31% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 24 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 70 Votes: 48.57% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 40 Votes: 52.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 45 Votes: 37.78% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 27 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 73 Votes: 42.47% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 55 Votes: 41.82% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 50 Votes: 34.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 548 Votes: 43.07% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 227 Votes: 43.17% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 395 Votes: 43.54% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 370 Votes: 43.51% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 638 Votes: 42.32% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1928 Votes: 43.36% Annoying
 
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