*The Sam Cooke Tribute Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the legacy and music of the late gospel and soul singer, Sam Cooke, plans to honor the legendary singer during the weekend of what would have been his 80th birthday in Los Angeles the weekend of January 20-23, 2011.

Event organizer, Richard Nichols, a relative of the Sam Cooke’s late brother in law, Joe Hoskins, says this tribute will honor the legendary soul singer in a birthday celebration with fans from around the world.

‘”The legion of new Sam Cooke fans continues to grow worldwide and as one who was directly involved in the previous Sam Cooke Tribute in Los Angeles in 2005, I think this is the perfect opportunity for old and new Sam Cooke fans to come together to celebrate the life, legacy and music of Sam Cooke,” Nichols said.

Cooke was killed December 11, 1964 in Los Angeles, CA under still mysterious circumstances according to Reginald McDaniel, first President of the Sam Cooke Tribute Foundation, Inc. Sam Cooke was at the pinnacle of his career when his life unexpectedly ended on that December night.

For more information on the tribute or to contact the foundation, call Richard Nichols at 909-210-6999. (source: Taylor Media Services)