500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Sam Cooke, 'Portrait of a Legend'
107/500

107. Sam Cooke, 'Portrait of a Legend'

ABKCO, 2003

Cooke was a gospel star who crossed over to rock & roll, helping to invent soul music. This career-spanning collection peaks with the civil rights anthem "A Change Is Gonna Come," a posthumous hit after he was shot to death at an L.A. motel in 1964.

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