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Joe Cocker

John Robert Joseph "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 Beaut ...read more

John Robert Joseph "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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LPs
Across from Midnight
1997

3.5
1 Votes
Night Calls
1991

3.5
1 Votes
One Night Of Sin
1989

4
1 Votes
Unchain My Heart
1987

3.1
4 Votes
Cocker
1986

3.3
4 Votes
Civilized Man
1984

2.8
2 Votes
Joe Cocker
1972

3.8
4 Votes
Joe Cocker!
1969

3.2
6 Votes
With a Little Help from My Friends
1969

4.2
20 Votes
Live Albums
Mad Dogs and Englishmen
1970

4.1
10 Votes
Compilations
The Best of Joe Cocker
1992

2.5
1 Votes
Greatest Hits
1977

3.5
7 Votes

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