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Featured Artist - JOE COCKER
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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 the Woodstock festival 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. But he returned to the U.S. Top Ten with the romantic ballad "You Are So Beautiful" in 1975 and topped the charts in a duet with Jennifer Warnes on "Up Where We Belong," the theme from the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman. He still charted during the '90s, albeit with less frequency than he did in the '70s and '80s, and has also continued to work throughout the new millennium. 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 features cover versions of songs by Stevie WonderGeorge HarrisonBob Dylan, and John Fogerty, was issued on Parlophone in 2007. His complete Live at Woodstock performance was released on CD in 2009. In 2010, Hard Knocks -- his first studio album in three years -- was released 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.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/joe-cocker-mn0000149515/biography

| Closed on 12/06/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
7 Fans 
57%a. 10 (Great Music)
0%b. 7-9 (Like mot of his music)
29%c. 5-6 (Like a few songs)
14%d. 1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of him)
0%e. His last name is "COCKER", how ironic that it also reflects his music!

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#1 | 294 days ago
Nick__ (+)

(Edited by Nick__)
I prefer John Belushi……..





I do like a couple of Cock's songs, but, not enough of a fan to give it a 5-6.
1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of him)  
  
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#1 | 294 days ago
Nick__ (+)

(Edited by Nick__)
I prefer John Belushi……..





I do like a couple of Cock's songs, but, not enough of a fan to give it a 5-6.
1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of him)  
#2 | 294 days ago

What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me ?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
And I'll try not to sing out of key.
10 (Great Music)  
#3 | 294 days ago

I love his voice and his song selections on most of his projects. Surrounds himself with very talented musicians. I have tons of his music on vinyl, cassette tape,  CDs, and had two or three on 8-track. Saw him in concert here with Styx in the late 70s. He apparently was ****faced. Staggered all over the place. It's kinda ugly watching him sing, but if you don't look at him, it's good stuff.
10 (Great Music)  
#4 | 294 days ago

The most successful cover singer ever. I'm pretty sure every single hit Joe Cocker had was a cover song.
5-6 (Like a few songs)  
#5 | 294 days ago

I swear to god, I've had so many arguments with almost everyone I know regarding "A Little Help from My Friends" it gives me an attitude toward this poor guy. I would probably like him more if I didn't have to convince so many people I know that that song, among many others, are covers.
#6 | 294 days ago

Thanx again Nick, Keep belting em outta the park!yes
Seen Joe Cocker few times in concert, absolute dynamic performer! 'Feeling Alright!'
10 (Great Music)  
#7 | 293 days ago
Nick__ (+)

(Edited by Nick__)
hclcdestin wrote:
Thanx again Nick, Keep belting em outta the park!yes
Seen Joe Cocker few times in concert, absolute dynamic performer! 'Feeling Alright!'
Less than 2 months left for these.

i've been doing them for almost 2 years now and there aren't any or enough worth while artists and bands left for 2014.

I'm trying to find a creative music poll to do in 2014.

Anyone have any suggestions………….that I would like?
1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of him)  
#8 | 292 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
Less than 2 months left for these.

i've been doing them for almost 2 years now and there aren't any or enough worth while artists and bands left for 2014.

I'm trying to find a creative music poll to do in 2014.

Anyone have any suggestions………….that I would like?
Do a crappy artist of the day poll. You can't just cut us off like that, man. I swear, I'll change. Wait... no, I won't.
10 (Great Music)  
#9 | 289 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Beaneaters wrote:
Do a crappy artist of the day poll. You can't just cut us off like that, man. I swear, I'll change. Wait... no, I won't.
isn't that what the One Hit Wonders are?

I have come up with a new Poll to do, for Music, for next year.

Fear not, my man!  I gotchya!  wink
1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of him)  

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