Sam Cooke vs Elvis Presley

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Singer and Songwriter
The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor
Net worth 2018
Singers
Industry
Singers
Clarksdale
Residence
Tupelo
United States
Country
United States
22/01/1931
BirthDay
08/01/1935
December 11, 1964
Died On
August 16, 1977
Wendell Phillips Academy High School
Education
Humes High School (1953)
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2010

115 in Rolling Stone magazine's ‘The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time’ in April 2010

1964

‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ was released on December 22, 1964 by RCA Victor

1962

His single ‘Twistin' the Night Away’ was released on January 9, 1962 by RCA Victor

1961

In 1961, he established his own record label SAR Records, in collaboration with J

1960

He also signed a profitable contract with RCA in 1960 and delivered the hit singles ‘Chain Gang’

1959

Being a business enthusiast, he established a publishing company for his music, in 1959

1957

Sam Cooke’s single ‘You Send Me’ was released on September 7, 1957 by Keen Records and received huge commercial success

1953

His second wife was Barbara with whom he had three children named Linda (born 1953), Tracy (born 1960), and Vincent (1961 - 1963)

1951

Sam Cooke facilitated a deal between the Soul Stirrers and Specialty Records, recording his first song ‘Jesus Gave Me Water’, in 1951

1950

In 1950, he got an opportunity to join the very same group as their lead singer

1936

A portion of East 36th Street in Chicago, where he sang as a teenager, has been renamed as the ‘Sam Cooke Way’ in his honour

1933

The family migrated to Chicago in 1933 where he attended Doolittle Elementary and later Wendell Phillips Academy High School

1931

Samuel Cook was born on January 22, 1931, in Clarksdale, Mississippi

1977

On the morning of August 16, 1977, Elvis was found on the floor of his bathroom at Graceland

1970

He met the then president Richard Nixon, on December 21, 1970

1968

On December 3, 1968, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed televised comeback special Elvis

1967

On May 1, 1967, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulie at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas

1960

On March 2,1960, he was discharged from the army with the rank of sergeant and he returned to the United States

1957

On December 20,1957, Presley received a draft notice

1956

In March 1956, he appeared for an audition for the movie ‘Love me Tender’ with the Paramount Movie Studios

1955

The deal was struck on November 21, 1955 and Elvis’s Sun contract was sold for a price of $40,000

1954

Backed with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley played publicly at the Bon Air Club on 17th July,1954

1953

In June 1953, when he graduated from high school, Presley had already chosen music as his career

1945

His first public performance was on October 3, 1945 at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show where he sang ‘Old Shep’

1940

Younger brother of Mississippi Slim (a singer who had a radio show on Tupelo's WELO during the later 1940s) was a classmate of Presley and often took him to the station

1935

Elvis Presley was born in the family of Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love, on January 8, 1935, at Tupelo, Mississippi