Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker



John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

Cocker's cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" reached number one in the UK in 1968. He performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969 and at the Party at the Palace concert for the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2002. His version also became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years. His 1974 cover of "You Are So Beautiful" reached number five in the US. Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his US number one "Up Where We Belong," a duet with Jennifer Warnes.

In 1993 Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.[1][2] Cocker was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list.[3]



The Life Of A Man - The Ultimate Hits 1968 - 2013
The Life Of A Man - The Ultimate Hits 1968 - 2013 is an album by musical artist Joe Cocker, released on November 4, 2016.
Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Mad Dogs & Englishmen is a live album by Joe Cocker, released in 1970.
Night Calls
Night Calls is the thirteenth studio album by Joe Cocker, released on 7 October 1991.
Hymn for My Soul
Hymn for My Soul is the twentieth studio album by Joe Cocker, released in 2007.

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Popular Albums59

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Popular Songs11

Popular Live Albums2

Song Appearances & References25

Musical Groups1

Musical Group References3

Minor Film Appearances & References7

TV Shows5

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers30

Other Music-Related Relationships19

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Awards & Nominations9


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Spotify - Albums & Singles196


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Crystal Bowersox of 'American Idol' fame coming to Clyde
  –  March 27, 2017
With collaborations that include legendary talents such as the late Joe Cocker and B.B. King, Alanis Morissette, Jakob Dylan, John Popper of Blues Traveler, Melissa Etheridge, and many more, it is clear that her vocal prowess is recognized and respected ...
Colts Cheerleaders Hold Audition Showcase And Introduce 2017 Squad
  –  March 27, 2017
There were beautiful ballerinas and hip-hop queens. There was a singer, a pianist, tap dancers, and a sultry (but family friendly) performance to Joe Cocker’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On.” There was also a charming performance by Down Syndrome Indiana ...
Music: Marti Pellow
  –  March 27, 2017
He encored with Wet Wet Wet’s trio of chart-toppers – a soft, unforced Goodnight Girl played to his band’s strengths, while Love Is All Around went unchanged, before a rousing finale of the Joe Cocker R&B version of With a Little Help from My Friends.
Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: March 27 in Classic Rock History
  –  March 27, 2017
in Liverpool was opened to the public. Yoko Ono attended the opening event… Checking the WZLX Ticket Stash…Yes & King Crimson were at the Aquarius Theater in 1972, the same night Joe Cocker filled the Boston Garden…In 1974 it was Jefferson Starship ...
Blues, rock and soul at Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
  –  March 26, 2017
On Saturday 15th at 7.30pm you can see 'Unchained – The Best Of Joe Cocker', the only Joe Cocker tribute band in Europe. Led by the voice of Paul Cox, the show will featuring hits such as Delta Lady, Something, Unchain My Heart, Up Where We Belong and ...
What Song Is In The New 'Justice League' Trailer? This Classic Tune Helps Set The Tone — VIDEO
  –  March 25, 2017
The best-known version of "Come Together" is The Beatles' version, but other artists like Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, and Joe Cocker have taken a whack at it over the years. The song is guitar-heavy and thumping, along with an amusingly murky message that ...
‘Time of the Season’ is now for The Zombies 50th anniversary tour
  –  March 25, 2017
It was while Argent was still being formed. So I went out and just sat in with the band that was backing Gene Pitney on a two week UK tour, and Joe Cocker was actually supporting Gene, while we were on that tour. First of all, Joe Cocker came into the ...
Faces of Faith: A pastor, a musician, a dire illness
  –  March 25, 2017
We opened for Joe Cocker at the Palace.We were either going to make it with the band or get straight jobs and play music on the weekends. Near the end, though, I felt the Lord pulling me to another place. After a tug, there was this incredible yank.
My Path To Financial Independence
  –  March 25, 2017
I didn’t hire a money guy / insurance salesman. I educated myself in personal finance. I got by With A Little Help From My Friends (I prefer the Joe Cocker version, having grown up watching the The Wonder Years). Not everyone can rely on family for ...
Southside Johnny's joy-generating Jersey bar band delights Dakota fans
  –  March 24, 2017
Early in the evening, the forever-casual Southside’s voice sounded particularly gravelly, as if he were Joe Cocker with a case of the dry heaves. But you couldn’t stop Southside’s spirit. He made fun of fans, joked with his bandmates and put lots of ...
TVD Radar: Self-titled debut album from Leon Russell gets a 180g blue translucent vinyl reissue
  –  March 23, 2017
Joe Cocker, and back-up singers Merry Clayton and Clydie King. Among the wonderful songs included are “Delta Lady,” his standard-to-be, “A Song For You,” and “Hummingbird.” Russell was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and ...
Authors rock at book fair
  –  March 23, 2017
They haven’t sang with Joe Cocker or been married to Kris Kristofferson. True, they may have gone to Florida State, as did Coolidge, or even been a sister in the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority there, as she was. But none of the other authors have ever won ...
Chuck Barris Dead: 'Gong Show' Host Dies at 87
  –  March 22, 2017
The winning couple received a free trip overseas. Cheryl Lynn: Before she became a disco queen, the "Got to Be Real" singer appeared on the show in early 1976 singing Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful", which didn't win her the grand prize (she lost to a ...
Musical Collaborators Remember How Chuck Berry Terrorized Them On Stage
  –  March 22, 2017
It was the early ’90s, and Holley, who had drummed for Joe Cocker and Paul McCartney’s Wings before joining Ian Hunter’s Rant Band, had jumped at a fellow musician’s invitation to keep the beat for one of his musical heroes. “It’s a pleasure ...
Gong Show's Chuck Barris Dead at 87
  –  March 22, 2017
Cheryl Lynn: Before she became a disco queen, the "Got to Be Real" singer appeared on the show in early 1976 singing Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful", which didn't win her the grand prize (she lost to a juggler), but did score her a recording contract ...
Club Scene: 'The Delta Lady' Rita Coolidge comes to Pitman
  –  March 22, 2017
Can you think of one artist who has sung behind Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Dave Mason and Graham Nash? If you said Rita Coolidge, you are a true music historian. Rita backed all of those artists and more and then ...
Parkinson brings Joe Cocker to life
  –  March 22, 2017
Get ready for a night of soul and rock classics as the electric current runs high, generated from the very talented eight-piece band and the powerful and unique voice of Doug Parkinson, as he brings the music of Joe Cocker to life on stage. Cocker was an ...
Tribute to Joe Cocker
  –  March 21, 2017
The energy will be running hot at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre as Doug Parkinson brings the classic rock and soul sounds of Joe Cocker to stage. Doug along with his talented eight piece band are an irresistible force that combined a love of ...
Tedeschi Trucks Band and Gary Clark Jr. do live right on new albums
  –  March 20, 2017
Topping the ingredients are the vocals of Susan Tedeschi and Mike Mattison, the colors of brass and vocal trios and a cumulative sensibility that makes TTB sound like an astute hybrid of Joe Cocker’s “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” band and Sly and the ...
Hear Jimmy Page Rock Out on The Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ Film Score
  –  March 15, 2017
And we’re not talking about long-forgotten recordings made under a flickering lightbulb in his cousin’s basement; Page played on countless high-profile sessions, appearing on seminal tracks by the Who, Donovan, Joe Cocker, the Kinks and many more.
Reupload - Boss - Mony Mony/ Live Together
  –  March 15, 2017
However, the B-side "Live Together" - a cover of a track by the equally obscure group Trainer - is a very different beast altogether (beneath the scratchy noises, which I apologise for) appearing to be an almost Joe Cocker-styled ballad designed to ...

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