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Joe Cocker
« on: August 11, 2016, 09:28:41 AM »
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. Cocker was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list.

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Genres   Rock, blues, soul, pop
Occupation(s)   Singer, musician
Instruments   
Vocals Harmonica
Years active   19612014

Associated acts   The Grease Band

While performing a concert at Madison Square Garden on 17 September 2014, fellow musician Billy Joel stated that Cocker was "not very well right now" and endorsed Cocker for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before impersonating the singer in a take on "With a Little Help From My Friends".

Cocker died from lung cancer on 22 December 2014 in Crawford, Colorado at the age of 70.The two remaining living ex-Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, were among those who paid tribute to the singer, while Cocker's agent, Barrie Marshall, said that Cocker was "without doubt the greatest rock/soul singer ever to come out of Britain."

Here are some of Joe's Best:

Feelin' Alright(Traffic cover)        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RK9NpGr2-s

Let's Go Get Stoned     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDhDUSmHvHQ

The Letter(Boxtops Cover)      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xraj86LNgYc&list=PLCDFDdgELFOnpUSfaSidx7FUUVRLD99co

I Put A Spell On You(Screaming Jay Hawkins cover)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-TO_5EbH1I&list=PLCDFDdgELFOnpUSfaSidx7FUUVRLD99co&index=14

Cry Me A River(Leon Russell on Piano)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHA2afBxmbs

You Are So Beautiful       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqUyEhk2LtE&index=1&list=PLCDFDdgELFOnpUSfaSidx7FUUVRLD99co

With A Little Help From My Friends(Beatles Cover)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POaaw_x7gvQ&list=PLCDFDdgELFOnpUSfaSidx7FUUVRLD99co&index=4

She Came In Thru The Bathroom Window(Beatles Cover)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsA7lpzffEE

Come Together(Beatles cover)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bt1eUirALU

Up Where We Belong(I saw Joe taping this video on a street in Los Angelos)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpYxZ-1PnlA









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Re: John Robert Joe Cocker
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 01:03:32 PM »
High Time We Went     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFM9Bh5hkJs

Delta Lady    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt9vIWQ2Akg

Feelin' Alright with Eric Clapton and Ronnie Wood   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSpP_2-m8EA

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Re: Joe Cocker
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 02:24:54 PM »
Joe Cocker RIP - Can't Find My Way Home Live in Concert  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7oq1bgJoBE

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Re: Joe Cocker
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 07:28:56 PM »
The Grease Band was a British rock band that originally formed as Joe Cocker's backing group. They appeared with Cocker during the 1960s, including his performance at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969.[1] After Cocker formed the Mad Dogs & Englishmen band, the group released two albums without him in the 1970s.

Their keyboard player was Chris Stainton, another Sheffield born man (known to his friends as Robin) who went on to tour extensively with Eric Clapton. Bassist Alan Spenner and rhythm guitarist Neil Hubbard went on to play in the UK white soul band Kokomo; following this, Spenner worked in support of the late 1970s/early 1980s incarnation of Roxy Music. Drummer Bruce Rowland later joined Fairport Convention.[1] Henry McCullough was the Grease Band's lead guitarist, a role he later occupied in Paul McCartney's Wings, and continued as a solo artist until his death in June 2016.[2] Rowland, Spenner, Hubbard and McCullough all played on the original 1970 recording of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Late 1960s, early 1970s Joe Cocker and the Grease Band Perform   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_MLSbp9eoA

THE GREASE BAND - "Wild Side Of Life" (Live HQ Television Performance On "Beat-Club") | 1972 RBTV    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USyEWZEfIeM

'' the grease band '' - let it be gone - live beatclub 24/7/1969.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xGmw-qlNK8