On December 10th, 1964, Sam Cook's drinking and reckless social choices became his undoing. He hooked up with a 22 regular at the famous celeb hangout in Los Angeles, Martoni's. Elisa Boyer, 22 at the time left with Cook and checked into the $3.00 a night, Hacienda Motel. Once in the dingy motel room, Cook used the bathroom and Boyer ran with his clothes and cash only leaving shoes and a sports jacket behind. Incensed, Cook took off looking for Boyer, driving to the motel managers office, banging on the door insisting Boyer was hiding in there. The manager told Cook to call the police. Unconvinced, he took the door down of the managers apartment when a scuffle occurred. The manager reached for a hand gun and shot three times, one bullet tearing through Cook's heart. His last words were, "Lady you shot me" No charges were filed against Boyer or the motel manager. Cook was 33 years old.
Dick Clark and Roger Hart put this great show together on ABC. It was such a fun series that aired Monday-Friday in the late afternoon. Every big act was on this show.
Paul Revere passed away today. A legend.