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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

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Dave’s Corner Garage Presents There’s No Place Like Home

In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy eventually found out that the power to return home was just a click of the heels away. Jonathan Schloo, a successful tech entrepreneur from Toronto, Canada, had his ruby-slippers moment when he realized that the power he needed for camping and emergencies was just a couple of clicks of his mouse and some old-fashioned ingenuity away.

After selling his tech company and buying an Airstream RV, Jonathan and his family set out on the road to discover new destinations, but quickly realized that the best campsites didn’t always have power.

While a lot of RV owners will simply lug around a loud, heavy portable gas generator that doesn’t always start, Jonathan figured that there had to be a better way to get AC power for his campsites. So, he bought an inexpensive AC inverter, and hooked it up to his truck.