Cooke is originally from Mississippi, but moved to Chicago at a young age. He started off as a gospel singer but began making rhythm and blues music including his hits “You Send Me” and “A Change Gon Come.”
NBC Chicago reports:
The city of Chicago plans to honor soul singer Sam Cooke with his own street.
City officials will rename a section of 36th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue “Sam Cooke Way” during a Saturday afternoon ceremony. Cooke once lived near the street location in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.