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  • Published: 15 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753540022
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $35.00

You Send Me

The Life and Times of Sam Cooke



Reissue of the award-winning biography of the man who invented soul music

When Sam Cooke was shot dead in a cheap motel in Hollywood, he was one of America's most successful pop stars. He left a world in which he had been born poor and had become very rich from the success of such records as "You Send Me" and "A Wonderful World", yet his body lay unrecognised in a morgue for two days. This biography follows Cooke's life in a racist America where his voice was one of the first to reach beyond the segregated audiences and command a white following, Cooke himself becoming a player in the fledgling civil rights movement. This award-winning biography is a full and sometimes shocking story of a man whose songbook is revered by great performers such as Otis Redding, Rod Stewart and Aretha Franklin.

  • Published: 15 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753540022
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $35.00

Praise for You Send Me

You won't buy a better biography all year

NME

You Send Me is an excellent work - compelling

Financial Times

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