The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits: The Inside Story Behind Every Number One Single on Billboard's Hot 100 from 1955 to the Present.
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In 1958, a woman in Philadelphia, Connie Bolling, claimed Cooke was the father of her son.
She called the police to request that officers go to the motel, telling them she believed a shooting had occurred.
He was a prolific songwriter and wrote most of the songs he recorded.
Answering separate reports of a shooting and a kidnapping at the motel, police found Cooke's body.