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Sam Cooke: Keep Movin' On (ABKCO)

Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, The, 14 March 2002

THE TRAGIC DEATH of Sam Cooke remains one of rock and roll's great mysteries. Cooke was shot in the wee hours of December 10, 1964, by a Los Angeles hotel manager named Bertha Franklin. He had checked into a room with 22-year-old Elisa Boyer, allegedly against Boyer's wishes, and when she grabbed his clothes and fled, he gave chase dressed in only a sport coat and shoes.

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