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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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SHOWTIME DOCUMENTARY FILMS ANNOUNCES DOCU-SERIES ABOUT MYTHICAL MUSIC PRODUCER RICK RUBIN

SHOWTIME DOCUMENTARY FILMS ANNOUNCES DOCU-SERIES ABOUT MYTHICAL MUSIC PRODUCER RICK RUBIN

SXSW To Screen Work-In-Progress From Oscar® Winning Director Morgan Neville

About Rubin And His Shangri-La Studio

 

LOS ANGELES – January 16, 2019 Showtime Documentary Films today announced the latest project from Academy Award® and Grammy® winner Morgan Neville (Won’t You Be My Neighbor, 20 Feet From Stardom): SHANGRI-LA (wt), a docu-series about legendary music producer Rick Rubin that will air on SHOWTIME later this year. A work-in-progress will screen at SXSW in Austin in March. With Rubin’s infamous studio in Malibu as the backdrop, SHANGRI-LA