SINGER KILLED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

SAM COOKE DEATH
Cash Box Magazine, December 19, 1964 

Bertha Franklin (below), manager of the Hacienda motel, told police that she shot
and killed Cooke in self-defense because he had attacked her. The shooting was
ultimately ruled a justifiable homicide. His funeral was held in Chicago at A.R Leak Funeral  Home, where thousands of fans had lined up for over four city blocks to
view his body. Cooke was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, Cal. Some posthumous releases followed, many of which became hits, including "A Change is Gonna Come”, an early protest song that is generally
regarded as his greatest composition.

Bertha-Lee-Franklin2200
Bertha Lee Franklin

Hacienda-Motel200

 

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,CRIME,DEATH,HISTORY,Law,MAGAZINES,MUSIC and have Comments (3)

3 Responses to “SINGER KILLED ON THIS DAY IN 1964”

  1. lance says:

    i love im music ok

  2. Nedra Poe says:

    I love everything that Sam made he was a musical god my heart goes out to his family I LOVE U SAM u will forever be in my heart ur music changed my life I no all of ur songs. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

  3. Nedra Poe says:

    I LOVE SAM COOKE

Place your comment

Please fill your data and comment below.
Name
Email
Website
Your comment
*