The Mystery of Sam Cooke
The Mystery Yet To Be Told.
We constantly hearing debates about circumstances concerning the death of Sam Cooke. Was it mob related? Or simply a singer killed by a hotel manager after trying to attack her. What amaze me to this very day? Is what was his true business relation with Allen Klein?
Yes, we hear about Klein’s great business management skills concerning getting Sam Cooke many recording advantages that afforded him the opportunity be a owner of his own masters and record label. But wait!
Did I write owner in this article? Doesn’t owner means, it belongs solely to you in many ways. Well, this seems to be the problem’s that many family members, associates simply glances over without a honest explanation about the Cook/Klein relationship.
Notice, that the ABKCO, publishing founded by the late Allen Klein and his spouse Betty Klein, mysteriously ended up owning Sam Cooke rights to all his songs. How that happen? See, how this mystery deepen? Questions remains to this day about the reasons the rights to Sam Cooke’s songs doesn’t belong to his family.
Did Sam Cooke sign away his rights in a will? Did his spouse get taking advantage of after his death? Simply put. Did Sam Cooke truly own anything concerning his career. When managed by Allen Klein? For, a man like Sam Cooke to get so much credit for his business sense by some. To others , it seems like he was gullible to those around him.
Cooke’s music can’t be used in any movie based upon his life without approval, from the publishing firm ,of Allen Klein. Maybe, one day in the near future the real story about Klein/Cooke business dealings will come forward. Secrets usually do get out before people comprehend it coming. Jackie Wilson, shares many traits, with one of his comrade of the fifties and sixties. Either, they was too trusting. Or not very
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skill in dealing, with those claiming to be looking out for their career.