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    Sam Cooke & Others Signed Tour Program (1960s). Autographed in blue ball-point by a veritable who's-who of the American Soul/Rhythm & Blues scene of the 1960s, this wonderful tour program collects the signatures of enormously influential architect of Soul music, Sam Cooke, as well as massive acts Solomon Burke, the Drifters, Dionne Warwick, and lesser known originators like Johnny Thunder, Gorgeous George, Little Julius High, Little Esther Phillips, the Crystals, Dee Clark and the Upsetters Orch. Sam Cooke's career was cut tragically short in 1964 when he was shot by the manager of a Los Angeles hotel. Due to his distinctive vocals and talent as a songwriter, he is often referred to as the "King of Soul", and thought to be the greatest Soul singer of all time by many. This piece is of monumental importance, not just due to the wealth of signatures collected, but because of Cooke's major significance to popular music and the Civil Rights Movement. Cooks autograph reads "Lots of Joy, 'Sam Cooke'". Incredibly rare, the program measures 9" x 12". With little wear and only minor creasing near the staple binding, the piece is in Excellent condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    September, 2015
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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