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Samuel Cook was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1931. One of five boys and three girls, his father was Rev. Charles and mother, Annie Mae Cook. In 1933 the Cook family joined the great migration and moved to Chicago. Young Samuel featured as vocalist in his church choir before teaming up with three of his siblings in a quartet dubbed the Soul Children. Sam became a member of the gospel group the Highway QCs. In 1950, he joined the gospel group, Soul Stirrers and stayed with them for the next six years. During this time they recorded "Nearer to Thee" and "Touch the Hem of His Garment."
Do we ever arrive? Does the train, one day hit the buffers, and if so, what do we do once it has?
Ronnie was renowned for his comedic patter, and during an interview, he told how it came about; “I have a special liking for oblique humour, and I began doing regular, between-sets routines soon after we moved into Frith Street.
Florence Ballard was a student at junior high school in the Detroit housing projects and became friends with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks,
“It’s just like home - filthy and full of strangers.” Ronnie Scott
“I started the Club so that I could guarantee myself somewhere to play - and it’s absolutely true. If I hadn’t have been a musician, there would have been no Ronnie Scott’s Club.” Ronnie Scott.
From Branksome Beach to the world, maybe there’s a parallel reality in which Shelleyan Orphan
Petula Sally Olwen Clark was born in 1932 in Epsom, Surrey. Her unusual name Petula was said to be a combination of two of her father’s old girl friends.
In the summer of 1991, I was running a fanzine entitled Positive Energy of Madness. Issues were sporadic as most fanzines were back in the day.
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