Well-known songs by Sam Cooke include "Chain Gang," "You Send Me," "A Change Is Gonna Come," "Please Don't Drive Me Away" and "(What a) Wonderful World." Other popular songs by Sam Cooke include "A Change Is Gonna Come," "Cupid" and "Summertime."
Affectionately known as the "King of Soul" and widely praised as one of the greatest singers of all time, Sam Cooke had 30 top-40 hits on the U.S. charts before his tragic death at the age of 33. In addition to his work as a singer and composer, Cooke founded his own publishing company and record label. Cooke is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.