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Sam Cooke

Singer (22-Jan-1931 — 11-Dec-1964)


Erik Greene. Our Uncle Sam: The Sam Cooke Story from His Family's Perspective. Trafford Publishing. 2005. 256pp.

Peter Guralnick. Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke. Little, Brown and Company. 2005. 750pp.

Joe McEwen. Sam Cooke: A Biography in Words & Pictures. New York: Chappell Music Co.. 1977. 48pp.

Daniel Wolff. You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke. New York: William Morrow. 1995. 424pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.142-43)

  7. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.194)

  8. DK Encyclopedia of Rock Stars (pp.214-15)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.122)

  10. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.594)

  11. Legends in Their Own Time (p.54)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.322)

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