Sam Cooke

R&B Star Sam Cooke Shot and Killed in Los Angeles

Dec. 11, 2012 by

R&B singer Sam Cooke was shot and killed today (December 11, 1964) in a Los Angeles Motel. Cooke was in the company of a woman named Lisa Boyer at the Hacienda Motel in South Los Angeles. Something transpired in the


Otis Redding Dies In Plane Crash

Dec. 10, 2012 by

The world of music lost Otis Redding in a plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin today (December 10, 1967). Otis Redding was just 26-years-old when his plane crashed into Lake Monona. Redding, his manager, the pilot and four members of The

John Lennon

The Beatles’ John Lennon Shot Down In New York

Dec. 8, 2012 by

The Beatles’ John Lennon was shot and killed today (December 8, 1980) in New York, by Mark David Chapman. The group’s first records were released on Vee Jay, one of the first “big” black owned label before Motown’s unprecedented success.


Dinah Washington Dies Of Overdose

Dec. 14, 2009 by

The young life of Dinah Washington came to and end today (December 14, 1963). The singer was found dead from an overdose on presecription sleeping pills by husband Dick “Night Train” Lane, a pro football player. The pair had been