My history hero: Sam Cooke (1931–64)

"Sam Cooke's song 'A Change is Gonna Come' became an anthem, but he died too young to see just how big an impact he would make on the music scene and the civil rights movement": Beverley Knight tells York Membery why Sam Cooke is her history hero...

Soul singer Sam Cooke recording in the RCA Studios c1959 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jess Rand/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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