One event on May 8, 2022 at 2:30 pm
The Windsong Music Group presents a musical tribute to Sam Cooke. The music encompasses life and his legacy. This tribute chronicles Sam Cooke’s music from a talented teen to a seasoned star. The production gives you his music, his life, and his legacy.
Sam Cooke (1931–1964) was a popular and influential American gospel, R&B, soul, pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Musicians and critics today recognize him as one of the founders of soul music and as one of the most important singers in soul music history. He had 29 Top 40 hits in the U.S. between 1957 and 1965, including “You Send Me,” “Chain Gang,” “Wonderful World,” “Bring It on Home to Me”, and “A Change ‘Gon Come”.
Cooke was also among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of his musical career. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his career as a singer and composer. He also took an active part in the civil rights movement, using his musical ability to bridge gaps between black and white audiences.