Singer-songwriter Sam Cooke eulogized in Chicago 50 years ago today (Dec 17 1964)


Video: 'Sam Cooke - Legend (The Life, The Legend, The Legacy) DVD (Title 3)' (Dec. 17, 1964, at 1:01:59)

(Thursday, December 17, 1964, evening) — A crowd estimated at 15,000 flocked to the Tabernacle Baptist Church on Chicago’s South Side today to pay last respects to the late Sam Cooke, who was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Dec. 11, 1964 (a second funeral and burial was held Dec. 19, 1964, in Los Angeles).

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