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Inducted in: 1986
Inducted by: Herb Alpert
Nominated in: 1986
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1987 (ranked #23) .
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Wow here is a funny.. I am the first to post on Sam Cook!!!I wonder why ?? Heck there are lots of post on other inductees.I guess he just didn't amount to much.. LOL Other than he is all talent etc....
Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 06.25.10 @ 21:29pm
mrxyz, get off your high horse, hardly anybody has said anything because Sam Cooke was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and there's nobody who would dispute this, he was also rightfully inducted into the very first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class so nobody has anything to complain against except for you apparently.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.8.11 @ 06:57am
Sam Cooke in my mind, was one of the top three greatest singers in the history of Rock, Pop, Soul, etc.
Posted by Dave Cowley on Tuesday, 02.7.12 @ 16:32pm
The first Sam Cooke song I ever heard was "A Change Is Gonna Come" and I was taken away by his voice. In my opinion, Sam is the father of soul and while Ray Charles may have started the genre, Sam was the one who made it popular. He was also a good businessman. It's just so sad that his life was taken too soon, but his sound carried on through the 60s, 70s and 80s. The main singer that Cooke influenced the most was Rod Stewart. Thanks, Sam for all you've done for soul! God Bless you, man!
Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 10.10.12 @ 11:54am
I'll always think of this classic scene from Animal House whenever I hear Wonderful World (great song):
Posted by Zach on Sunday, 04.28.13 @ 02:38am
I'm with you there, Zach on Sam Cooke. The two songs of his that I heard while watching "Animal House" were "Wonderful World" and "Twistin' The Night Away". Without Sam, people like Marvin Gaye and Rod Stewart would not have be prefromers.
Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 04.28.13 @ 17:48pm
Considered by many to be the father of soul, Sam Cooke combined sensuality and spirtuality, sophistication and soul, idol looks and gospel poise. His delightful voice won him a devoted following first as the led singer of The Soul Stirrers, then as a solo artist.
Posted by Andrew on Friday, 05.24.13 @ 20:16pm
If I was to pick the presenters of the inductees of 1986, they would be:
Posted by Andrew on Monday, 01.6.14 @ 22:49pm
If Live at the Harlem Square Club was recorded in 1963, it was only published in 1985.
Posted by Florian on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 14:44pm
Considered by many to be the most important singer in soul music, Sam Cooke could blend sensuality and spirituality, sophistication and soul, idol looks and gospel pose. He was also soul's most beloved performer in the white and black communities.
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 02.25.14 @ 21:28pm
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