Street renamed for soul singer Sam Cooke

June 18, 2011 (CHICAGO)

His family lived in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Cooke began his career as a teenager, singing in churches. He went on to have such hits as "You Send Me," "Twistin' the Night Away" and "Having a Party."

A number of local dignitaries were there, along with Cooke's brothers David and LC. Cook County Commissioner Jerry "Iceman" Butler proclaimed Saturday "Sam Cooke Day."

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