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Clearly positioned by RCA as a young heir to Nat King Cole, Cooke was often forced to record pop songs for older audiences that weren't quite right for his youthful sound and soulful sensibility. Description from I searched for this on

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Sixties pop star Gordon, of Peter & Gordon, killed by a heart attack

Peter and Gordon......Gordon Waller and Peter Asher had nine Top 40 hits across the world between 1964 and 1968. Paul McCartney wrote four songs for them, including A World Without Love, when he was dating Asher's actress sister Jane.


TOP OF THE POPS The Best Of Top Of The Pops '74 (1974 UK 14-track vinyl LP compilation. The hits keep coming with further TOTP action in this fab series, from the year that was Kung Fu Fighting with Tiger Feet etc. 16


"The King of Soul' as he is known for the impact/influence he had on those who came after -- Sam Cooke -- gads what a talent!