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LITTLE WILLIE JOHN DEAD IN PRISON CELL WHILE SERVING TIME FOR MANSLAUGHTER

May. 26, 2013 by

Detroit R&B singer Little Willie John died of pneumonia in a prison cell today (May 26, 1968). Little Willie John was serving time at the Walla Walla Prison, for a knife slaying that occurred in 1964. The incident occurred in

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MARVIN GAYE SHOT AND KILLED -BY HIS FATHER

Apr. 1, 2013 by

Singer Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father Marvin Gay Sr. today (April 1, 1984). Marvin Gaye had just finished his “Sexual Healing Tour,” and took up residence in his parents house, as he organized his finances after

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WOMAN INVOLVED IN SAM COOKE’S DEATH ARRESTED BY LA VICE SQUAD

Jan. 11, 2013 by

The drama surrounding the shooting death of singer Sam Cooke continued today (January 11, 1965), in Los Angeles. One of the major suspects in the murder, Elisa Boyer, was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department Vice Squad. Elisa Boyer

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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