In this Aug. 3, 2011 photograph, Frank "Rat" Ratliff, owner of the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale, Miss., shows one of the rooms occupied by the gospel and R&B artist Sam Cooke in his hotel during ... more 
In this Aug. 3, 2011 photograph, Frank "Rat" Ratliff, owner of the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale, Miss., shows one of the rooms occupied by the gospel and R&B artist Sam Cooke in his hotel during short visits the1950's. On longer stays, Cooke stayed in a similar room on the first floor of the 21-guest room facility that over the years provided long term housing for artists such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Ike Turner. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rogelio V. Solis
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 11:11 AM EDT