44 min

Sam Cooke, Barbara Campbell Cooke, and Bobby Womack Trashy Divorces

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By the time of his death at just 33, singer Sam Cooke had become a bona fide superstar, as well as being an effective activist in the movement for Black equality in America. He had also been married twice, and it's in the story of his second wife, Barbara Campbell Cooke, where things get very complicated, very fast. Because Barbara did not attend Sam Cooke's funeral alone. She was escorted by his friend, protege, and guitar player Bobby Womack, who drove her there in Sam's car, dressed in Sam's best clothes. And the story only gets worse from there.
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By the time of his death at just 33, singer Sam Cooke had become a bona fide superstar, as well as being an effective activist in the movement for Black equality in America. He had also been married twice, and it's in the story of his second wife, Barbara Campbell Cooke, where things get very complicated, very fast. Because Barbara did not attend Sam Cooke's funeral alone. She was escorted by his friend, protege, and guitar player Bobby Womack, who drove her there in Sam's car, dressed in Sam's best clothes. And the story only gets worse from there.
Want early, ad-free episodes, regular Dumpster Dives, bonus divorces, limited series, Zoom hangouts, and more? Join us at patreon.com/trashydivorces!
Want a personalized message for someone in your life? Check us out on Cameo!
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June’s Journey from Wooga. June needs your help, detective! Download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android!
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44 min

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