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Joe Cocker

After starting out as an unsuccessful pop singer (working under the name Vance Arnold), Joe Cocker found his niche singing rock and soul in the pubs of England with his superb backing group, the Grease Band. He hit number one in the U.K. in November 1968 with his version of the Beatles' "A Little Help from My Friends." His career really took off after he sang that song at Woodstock in August 1969. A second British hit came with a version of Leon Russell's "Delta Lady" in the fall of 1969 (by then, Russell was Cocker's musical director) and both of his albums, With a Little Help from My Friends (April 1969) and Joe Cocker! (November 1969), went gold in America. In 1970, his cover of the Box Tops hit "The Letter" became his first U.S. Top Ten. Cocker's first peak of success came when Russell organized the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour of 1970, featuring Cocker and over 40 others and resulting in a third gold album and a concert film. Subsequent efforts were less popular, and problems with alcohol (both on- and off-stage) reduced Cocker's once-powerful voice to a croaking rasp.

Cocker returned to the U.S. Top Ten in 1975, with the romantic ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and topped the charts in 1982 via a duet with Jennifer Warnes on "Up Where We Belong" (the theme from the film An Officer and a Gentleman). He still charted during the '90s, albeit with less frequency than he did in the '70s and '80s. Across from Midnight arrived in 1997, followed by No Ordinary World two years later. Respect Yourself appeared in 2002, and the covers album Heart & Soul followed in 2004. The European release Hymn for My Soul, which featured cover versions of songs by Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and John Fogerty, was issued on Parlophone in 2007. His complete Live at Woodstock performance was released in 2009. In 2010, Hard Knocks -- his first studio album in three years -- appeared in Europe. Cocker's 23rd studio album, Fire It Up, was issued in November 2012 on Sony. It was produced by Matt Serletic, known for his work with Collective Soul, Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, and numerous others. Slightly over two years later, however, on December 22, 2014, he succumbed to lung cancer. ~ Cub Koda & William Ruhlmann, Rovi
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Thanks Joe!
Your soul soothed my soul. Rest in peace!
richardmarde x
One of a kind... you will be truly missed.
Rochester War Memorial back in the day!
cspgregory
A talented and truly wonderful human being. We all miss you.
Feeling allright ah ha, let er RIP!
Rip Joe
RIP. ( JOE )
RIP Joe we will miss you.
Heavens called another blues singer to sing in his band
cw077
So long Joe, RIP. I'll miss ya
cw077
RIB Joe. I'll miss ya
many great college drunks on this cool cat
love joe cocker can't find a song I heard in 70's or 80's . called boogie baby???
r.cassatt57
Saw you first at age 14 saw you last at age 55 and 17 times in between loved you and your music more each and every time we will miss you till the end. RIP
Turned a lot of friends to joe still getting thanked rip
One of a kind!
RIP - much love
Your still here! Love to You always♡
laurawilcox
Love
Talked about him this morning....w h a t a voice rip!
nknancy.knol l
last saw you in Sturgis, Joe. You were the best!! Just loved you. Goodbye for now.
soulful. love your music. rest in peace joe.
RIP Joe
Thanks joe saw you on the mad dogs tour in australia absolutely one of the best concerts ever you will be missed my friend
R.I.P. You will be Missed!!!!
fariborz1500
One and only . Your voice will stay with me till the end .
Your voice your songs represent my past. My times of fun freedom and peace. When you die and others like you die part of us die also. RIP
Rest in peace my bro.
jimmyde31
Thanks Joe for sharing with all....RIP Brother.
john_beltran 2
Another genius left us. We'll miss you
From argentina with love el tano luciano
"One of a kind" Unique Artist , Aloha Joe Cocker...
What an artist... Love his smoky voice. RIP your music will live on forever.
After Joe was created God broke the mold, definitely one of a kind RIP Joe
The greatest soulful rock singer ever! RIP Godspeed Joe!
Greatest rock voice of all time? Could be...

RIP Joe. You will be definitely be missed!
I seen Joe about 6 years ago here in Dallas TX, he was opening for Steve Miller Band, Steve Miller should have opened the show for Joe, it was a spectacular show... Rest in Peace Joe you will be missed but your music will live on and on. PS I am sure that the Rock N Roll Haven Band just got better....
Mr. Cocker, thank you for the smiles and soothing songs. Tis time for me to Cry You a River. I trust you met the end with a Little Help from Yer Friends. God Bless your soul....Peac e . . . .
R.I.P. JOE COCKER You WILL be greatly missed....
rswilliams10
...yea..... Cry me a river .... Rip ... Rock n roll can never die .... Pe
Grew up with your music,RIP brother, you are missed
A unique and wonderfully soul filled voice. RIP
Loved U, RIP
RIP Joe- he had one of the best R&B soul voices of white artists. No one was quite like him. A fellow Yorkshire man who was always a regular guy.
R, I. P,
djmcinto0
Thanks for the happiness, Joe! RIP!
Thanks, RIP Joe.
Thanks for the music!
Get your wings thanks for the music , stay up
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