Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker

Highest Rated: 100% Woodstock (1970)

Lowest Rated: 100% Woodstock (1970)

Birthday: May 20, 1944

Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK

Arguably one of the most dynamic singers of the late 1960s and beyond, English singer Joe Cocker's raw, soul-drenched vocals and near spastic stage persona elevated him to worldwide fame in the 1970s before he transitioned successfully into a mainstream rock/pop artist with the Oscar-winning "Up Where We Belong" (1982) and other songs throughout the 1990s and beyond. After toiling in obscurity throughout the 1960s, Cocker landed his first No 1 U.K. single with a passionate cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends," which minted him as a world-class interpreter of other rock acts' material. Subsequent hits with Leon Russell's "Delta Lady," The Box Tops' "The Letter" and Billy Preston's "You are so Beautiful" kept Cocker in the spotlight until the mid-1970s, when depression and substance abuse derailed his career. Fortunately, a new generation enjoyed his work when his duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong," returned him to the top of the charts. Cocker continued to mine chart hits throughout the 1990s and beyond, his voice still imbuing its blend of bluesy grit and jazz-like inflection on original material and choice covers alike. A bona fide survivor of the turbulent 1960s and 1970s music scene, Joe Cocker remained one of rock-n-roll's most extraordinary vocal talents. His death on December 22, 2014 was mourned by generations of fans as well as his friends, family and peers.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet 53% Joe Cocker: Mad Dog with Soul Himself (Character) - 2017
100% No Score Yet My Generation Himself (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 60% Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen Unknown (Character) - 1971
100% 92% Woodstock Himself (Character) $20.8K 1970
No Score Yet 60% Groupies Unknown (Character) - 1970

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1983 1976

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