Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Death of Sam Cooke



Our Uncle Sam: The Sam Cooke Story from His Family's Perspective, Erik Greene, Trafford Publishing, 2006.

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

You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke, Daniel Wolff, William Morrow & Co., 1995.


"In Search of Sam Cooke," by Robert Christgau, The Nation, Oct. 10, 2005.

"Sam Cooke's Widow Wed," Los Angeles Times, March 6, 1965.

"Thousands Attend Rites for Singer Sam Cooke," by Charles Hillinger, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 20, 1964.

"Mourners Jam Streets to See Sam Cooke Body," Los Angeles Times, Dec. 14, 1964.

"Shooting of Sam Cooke Held 'Justifiable Homicide," New York Times, Dec. 17, 1964.

"Sam Cooke Slain in Coast Motel," New York Times, Dec. 12, 1964.

"Band Leader Freed on Bail in Motel Row," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 10, 1963.

"Negro Band Leader Held in Shreveport," New York Times, Oct. 9, 1963.


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