Michael Jackson, The King Of Pop
Sometimes I've often wondered what might have been if Michael Jackson were to have met longtime idol and early vocal influence, the legendary Sam Cooke. Chances are, they might have been good friends, or maybe Sam could've been there for Michael when he was going through a rough time in his life in regards to the child molestation allegations made made against him. I just I could go back in time and introduce them each other; in addition, to the both of them striking up a nice conversation between two well-known entertainers; in addition, to becoming real good friends. Perchance Sam's friendship with might have helped him deal the kaos of newfound fame popularity of being an international superstar. I was surprised to learn that Michael was a huge Sam Cooke fan, and who would've guess that he would try to emulate his smooth and silky vocal stylings in his own music. They just happen to be two of my paborito singers, which I listen to their music from to to time. I've felt that Sam may have been a good influence on Michael for the reason he didn't take no stuff of anyone, nor let people shake him down for money. According to those who knew him, Sam would fight back in a minuto if he felt he was threatened. If Sam was good mga kaibigan with Michael, he would taught him how to stand up to the people who were messing with him in the past.
Having both becoming internationally famous at young age, Sam and Michael's lives took a drastic change, but Michael wasn't able to handle it the way Sam would've handle it for the reason he was so much older than Michael, and he was recently divorced father of five children at that time when "You Send Me" went to #1 on the BILLBOARD Pop charts 12 years prior to "I Want You Back" back in 1957.They both had something and that's a pag-ibig for music whether it Gospel, R&B or Pop; in addition, to making the successful transition into the foray of pop music, and both of them having an appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", also being musical prodigies at a very young age. Chances are, Sam could have been one of many numerous celebrity mga kaibigan Michael could have talked to or confided in. Maybe he could invited Sam and his family to spend a araw at Neverland ranch, or learn how to moonwalk in Michael's private dance studio knowing he didn't know how to dance. Perchance, Sam might have introduce Michael to his youngest daughter, Tracey, who two years young than him, and confide in Michael in regards to the drowning death of his youngest son, Vincent, in a pool accident. Michael could have confided in Sam in regards to his upbringing. I think it would've been a possibility Sam would be there for Michael as the caring father figure in his life. Having been in the music business, Sam would have been ipakita Michael how to his trademark yodel the woa-ah-ah when he pag-awit one of his songs. In my opinion, they might have been the best of friends. I've always what it would it have been like if Michael a stable and positive influence in his life alongside his mother, Katherine, or Michael's three children could have been good mga kaibigan with some of Sam's grandchildren. That would have been a good thing or so.
Sam Cooke, One Of Michael's Early Vocal Influences
2004 Boxed Set, "The Ultimate Collection"
1974 RCA 2-LP Release, "The Legendary Sam Cooke"
Paved The Way For Other Black Recording Artists Such As Michael Jackson, To Control Of Music Careers
Michael Jackson, One Of Sam Cooke's Musical Admirers
Sam's Stunning Good Looks
Michael's Stunning Good Looks
Michael With First Wife, Lisa Marie Presley
Sam With Second Wife And Childhood Sweetheart, Barbara Campbell
Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrrers
Michael Jackson With The Jackson 5
1858 Hit Song, "Lonely Island" On 45 RPM
1972 Hit Song. "Rockin' Robin", On 45 RPM
Sam Being Interviewed By Dick Clark
2003 Interview With "60 Minutes" Journalist, Ed Bradley