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Keck's Exclusives: Playboy Club Books Another Guest Performer

Legendary R&B musician Sam Cooke, famous for such soulful tunes as "Twisting the Night Away," "You Send Me," and "A Change Is Gonna Come," has been booked for NBC's The Playboy Club.  

Singer/songwriter Rafael Saadiq, whose stylings have been heard on film and television soundtracks since the early '90s, will play the late singer in the early 60's, shortly before his tragic murder in 1964 at age 33. He'll appear in the new drama's fourth episode, to air in October.  

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American Idol Taylor started off...

American IdolTaylor started off the show with an underwhelming "Easy." I like his voice, but one more "whoo" might end my goodwill toward him forever. Smooth and soulful Elliott had another fantastic night. I'm not familiar with the jazzy tune he performed, but he handled the offbeat tempo and phrasing effortlessly I agreed with Simon Cowell about Ace's singing. He looks the part and you can just see the judges counting his eventual ticket and CD sales in their heads, but tonight he was way off; dull, flat and his high notes cracked like cheap china. Did ya catch Brenna practically body-slam the other girls to catch his "beanie"? Gedeon really surprised me, doing a fantastic job on a great Sam Cooke track,read more


Will Champlin: A Change Is Gonna Come
Biff Gore Audition: A Change Is Gonna Come
Road to Hollywood: Donald Reed
C.J. Harris Wild Card Performance: Rush Week

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Year Title Description
2010 American Masters: Sam Cooke: Crossing Over
Season 23, Episode 9
Episode, Subject (person only)
2007 Sam Cooke TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2001 Legends: Sam Cooke Episode, Performer
Mysteries and Scandals: Sam Cooke Episode, Subject (person only)
The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode Episode, Performer

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