The death of Sam Cooke & the question of wondering how much I want to know about the humanity of my heroes

Researching the back-stories of soul and blues legends can lead one down a disgusting, decrepit road. Not that it is anything new anymore. Fame seems to go hand in hand with infamy. It’s enough to make one think Robert Johnson’s crossroads deal was the Devil showing mercy. As in the case of how Sam Cooke died. If …

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