Name: COOKE, SAM & JACKIE WILSON ON SITE ROCK & ROLL POSTER (1959)
History: Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an African-American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his unmatched vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. His contribution in pioneering Soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and popularizing the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.Cooke had 29 top-40 hits in the U.S. between 1957 and 1964. Major hits like "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Chain Gang", "Wonderful World", and "Bring It on Home to Me" are some of his most popular songs. 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 careers as a singer and composer. He also took an active part in the American Civil Rights Movement.On December 11, 1964, Cooke was shot dead by the manager of the Hacienda Motel (now Polaris Motel) in Los Angeles, California at the age of 33. At the time, the courts ruled that Cooke was drunk and distressed, and the manager killed Cooke in what was later ruled a justifiable homicide. Since that time, the circumstances of his death have been widely questioned.
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American singer and performer. Known as "Mr. Excitement", Wilson was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. He was known as a master showman, and as one of the most dynamic singers and performers in R&B and rock history. Gaining fame in his early years as a member of the R&B vocal group Billy Ward and His Dominoes, he went solo in 1957 and recorded over 50 hit singles that spanned R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop and easy listening. During a 1975 benefit concert, he collapsed on-stage from a heart attack and subsequently fell into a coma that persisted for nearly nine years until his death in 1984. By this time, he had become one of the most influential artists of his generation.
Offered here is a rare on site poster for a rock & roll shaow in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Wednesday night June 10, 1959 which featured Cooke and Wilson on an all African-American show.
Full description: This original, on site poster is cardboard and Pictures Cooke, Wilson and the other acts on the show. In fine condition. Bold color and sharp images. No creases or tears. Clean with no staining. Minor discoloration from aging. Minor edge and corner wear. Printed by Globe Posters of Baltimore and has their stamp on bottom border. 22 x 28 1/2." Extremely rare.
Size: 22 x 28 1/2
Categories: African/American - Rock & Roll -
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