Nearly 52 years ago, on Dec 11, 1964 Sam Cooke was murdered. With a voice smooth like butter, his deep soul was rooted in gospel music (My fave old gospel group is Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers). 

He was a hit singer and songwriter as well as businessman and civil rights activist. At just 33, his life was cut so incredibly short but his music lives on forever. 

Thank you, Sam for blessing us with your gift.

-Noèl @noelclarkdotcom

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