Sam Cooke

1931 - 1964

Sam Cooke

Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, civil-rights activist and entrepreneur. Influential as a singer, composer, and producer, he is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Cooke has received more than 6,044,304 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 229th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sam Cooke ranks 229 out of 3,001Before him are Rob Halford, Neil Diamond, Nena, Desireless, Dionne Warwick, and Mariska Veres. After him are Robbie Williams, Beyoncé, Tarkan, Sade, Chris Cornell, and Frida Boccara.

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Among people born in 1931, Sam Cooke ranks 72Before him are Nawal El Saadawi, Rip Torn, Caterina Valente, Hamilton O. Smith, Lucia Bosè, and Hiroto Muraoka. After him are Mauricio Kagel, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Carroll Baker, Ermanno Olmi, Takashi Takabayashi, and Mike Nichols. Among people deceased in 1964, Sam Cooke ranks 37Before him are Alexandre Koyré, Peter Lorre, Maurice Thorez, J. B. S. Haldane, August Sander, and Douglas McGregor. After him are Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Heinrich Neuhaus, Hugo Koblet, Vladko Maček, Pedro Petrone, and Werner Kempf.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Cooke ranks 1,439 out of 12,171Before him are Robert Wilson (1941), George Jung (1942), Seymour Cassel (1935), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), Agnes Moorehead (1900), and Hal Holbrook (1925). After him are Frank Lucas (1930), Frederick Douglass (1818), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), David McClelland (1917), Tess Gerritsen (1953), and Dan Simmons (1948).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sam Cooke ranks 72Before him are Meat Loaf (1947), Christina Aguilera (1980), John Denver (1943), Ricky Martin (1971), Neil Diamond (1941), and Dionne Warwick (1940). After him are Beyoncé (1981), Chris Cornell (1964), Sonny Bono (1935), Lil Wayne (1982), Gene Vincent (1935), and Phil Ochs (1940).