Music Birthday: Sam Cooke

🔊🎉Today, January 22, 1931, Samuel Cooke was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Hugo & Luigi produced ‘Somebody Have Mercy’ for Cooke in 1962, and it peaked at no. 70 on the US Hot 100. The song is included on Cooke’s 10th studio album, “Twistin’ the Night Away.” In December 1964, Cooke (33) was fatally shot in Los Angeles, California. 

Published by Taylor Valery

Through the lense of A&R and music writer Taylor Valery, HomageCollage celebrates some of music's best creators and creations.

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