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Sam Cooke: When you're well-read and dress like wham!

Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 20 October 1962

WE HAD the wireless on throughout. Sam Cooke wore red-patterned pyjamas, a black dressing-gown and a beaten gold ring, which he wears because he doesn't like diamonds — or any precious stones for that matter. He lounged about on his bed and when something amused him, which was often, he threw back his head and roared like a bull.

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