Stars Celebrate Sam Cooke On What Would Be His 90th Birthday

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One Night In Miami was a cinematic take on what the civil rights movement top figures of Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke may have said to each other on one historical night during the 1960’s.

According to the Smithsonian Mag, the story is accurate to a point. There is “extensive dramatic license, particularly in terms of the characters’ conversations.” The four figures were friends and did spend that night together in Miami, but the issues arose for Kemp Powers, the person who wrote the script. He told the Miami Herald during a 2018 interview that he had trouble tracking down “more than perfunctory information” about the events of the night in Miami.

The film was the directorial debut of Regina King who recently turned 50 years old. She would pay tribute to what would have been Sam Cooke’s 90th birthday.

Jennifer Hudson who is one of the top singers in the world today, also took time to remember the iconic singer and reminisced over a tribute performance she did of the star.

Muhammad Ali’s estate also reminded everyone of the star status of Sam Cooke.

Sam Cooke’s talent transcended race and was also an inspiration to artists such as Rod Stewart.