Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001041123: SAM COOKE

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Profoundly rare vintage 8x10-inch black and white Keen Records publicity portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen in the early 1960s: "Luck + Joy / 'Sam Cooke.'" In good condition, with minor handling dings, and the writing a hint light in some spots. Legendary rhythm-and-blues and soul artist Sam Cooke recorded hits like “You Send Me,” “Cupid,” and “Twistin' the Night Away.” He was shot to death under mysterious circumstances at a Los Angeles hotel in 1964, aged only 33 years, and authentic examples of his autograph are nearly impossible to find in any format. Less desirable examples than this one have sold at auction for over $4,000.00.