John Robert "Joe" Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock and blues singer, who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is known for his gritty voice, his spasmodic body movement in performance and his cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of The Beatles. Wikipedia
Age: 70 (age at death)
Born: 20th May, 1944, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died: 22nd December, 2014, Crawford, Colorado
Height: 5' 8½" (174 cm)
Claim to Fame: Up Where We Belong
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Across from Midnight is the sixteenth studio album by Joe Cocker, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music).
In a now-famous performance on the TV show "Saturday Night Live" (1975), he appeared on stage singing "Feelin` All Right", when cast member John Belushi, wearing near identical clothes, entered the stage and stood next to Cocker, doing an incredible impersonation of him. The two sang the lines of the song alternately. A music critic wrote of the performance, "John Belushi sounded more like Cocker than Cocker did!".
Trade Mark - Contorts himself on stage as if he`s wringing his voice out of his body.
(London, England) The BBC airs "Diamond and Tiaras...The Nicky Hopkins Story," a tribute to the legendary rock and roll pianist. September 6 marks the 14 year anniversary of Hopkins` untimely death in Nashville as a result of surgery complications.
Bob Harris recalls the life and extraordinary career of the session pianist. Nicky Hopkins played on more than 500 albums, 14 of them by The Rolling Stones. Other beneficiaries include The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, The Kinks, Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker. Contributions from Joe Cocker, Bill Wyman and Ian... Read More
Posted by okaschnitz 6 years ago
On May 13th, Fantasy Records will release Hymn For My Soul, the newest album from legendary singer Joe Cocker. The album unites Cocker, possessor of one of the world`s most instantly recognizable and iconic voices (Lennon & McCartney`s "With A Little Help From My Friends," anyone?), with Ethan Johns, who has proved both his worth and his Midas touch via albums he`s produced for, among others, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Razorlight, Kings of Leon, and Ray LaMontagne. The union has resulted in one of the most accomplished pieces of work in the... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago
All you need is love.
The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.