Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Sam Cooke’s 1964 Murder Case Needs Further Exploration

[caption id="attachment_200705" align="aligncenter" width="286"] Sam Cooke with neighbor friend Aretha Franklin[/caption] On this site, I have written about SO many music celebrities and industry deaths I've lost count. For some reason, Aretha Franklin's death was the hardest hitting. She was not only the Queen of Soul she was an American institution. While doing some reading on her, I discovered there was also once a "King of Soul," Sam Cooke. Cooke died tragically on December 11, 1964, at the age of 33. Cooke rescued himself from what he considered to be financial insolvency by leaving the Gospel industry, an industry that even in 2018 is still reputed to be outrageously frugal, for the more generous and profitable secular music industry. He admitted to Dick Clark when posed with the question, "Why did you leave Gospel?" responding "For financi

The Undeniable Top 10 Pop Albums of All Time

Saying this upfront, compiling a list of Top 10 anything is a recipe for more blowback than solidarity no matter how you slice it....

The Living Legends Foundation Announces its 2019 Honorees and Celebrates its Annual Awards Gala

The Living Legends Foundation, Inc. (LLF) today announces its 2019 Annual Awards Dinner and Gala.  This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA.
The distinguished honorees include Dyana Williams, CEO of Influence Entertainment, who will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Frank Ski, Broadcast Personality, V-103 Radio Atlanta, and Steve Hegwood, CEO and President, Core Communications, will both receive the Jerry Boulding Radio Executive Award; Maurice White, Vice President of Promotion, eOne Entertainment Group, will be presented with the Music Label Executive Award; Sheila Coates
RUDEBWOY, Joey Bada$$


Pro Era Records—the label co-founded by platinum-certified critically acclaimed Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$—announces a global distribution and label services deal with ADA Worldwide today....

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Music Midtown 2019 – Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Travis Scott, Panic!...

This past weekend the city of Atlanta and music fans from far & wide came out to Piedmont Park for the legendary Music Midtown festival.

Superstar talent performed across four massive stages including Saturday headliners Cardi B and Panic! At The Disco and Sunday headliners Billie Eilish, Travis Scott, and Vampire Weekend. Celebrating its 25th year, the fest was packed with even more outstanding talent throughout the weekend including LIZZO, BANKS, Charlie Puth, MØ, Local Natives, JADEN SMITH, Cold War Kids, 6LACK, Lil Yachty, Qu

Napalm Records Expands North American Operations with New Team Members

Napalm Records Expands North American Operations with New Team Members, Establishes New York City Area Office For over a quarter of a century, leading international...

DeRay Davis Thinks Tom Should Run For President: Fly Jock Farewell


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