Biography in Progress

Work is currently being done on a projected biography of John Starr Cooke. Input is welcome from people who can provide support, and useful information and insights on John Starr Cooke. To make contact, use this form. Chamba Cooke, son of John Starr Cooke, has written an outline of the book project: I’m Chamba Cooke,…

BeGin

What is the significance of the word “Begin”? Why is it written “BE G IN,” with the G bigger than the other letters? And what is that thing on John Starr Cooke’s forehead? To explore all of this we must, of course, begin at the beginning. John Cooke’s mother died in 1933 when he was…