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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Erik Greene  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1965 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Erik was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Erik Greene, a financial advisor in the Chicago area, was born about a year after Cooke's death to Gwendolyn Greene, the daughter of Sam Cooke's oldest sister, Mary.

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Titles At Your Library

Our Uncle Sam: The Sam Cooke Story From His Family's Perspective
ISBN: 1412064988

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2005

Sam Cooke. His silky voice, dashing smile, and laundry list of hit records have managed to withstand the test of time. Now the extraordinary life of The Man Who Invented Soul Music is remembered by those who knew him best:

Our Uncle Sam:

The Sam Cooke Story From His Family's Perspective

Available for the first time in print... Sam Cooke's great-nephew Erik Greene has compiled cherished memories and personal photos celebrating the private life of this legendary superstar. Sam's family reveals how his sparkling personality, captivating presence and enormous generosity not only made him a popular entertainer in the music industry, but a favorite within the family as well.

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