Joe Cocker

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Legal name: John Robert Cocker


John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English rock and blues singer and musician who came to popularity in the 1960s. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of The Beatles.

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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Joe Cocker! Joe Cocker 4
1969 With a Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker 7
1972 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker 2
1974 I Can Stand a Little Rain Joe Cocker 4
1975 Jamaica Say You Will Joe Cocker 2
1976 Stingray Joe Cocker 2
1978 Luxury You Can Afford Joe Cocker 2
1982 Sheffield Steel Joe Cocker 5 4
1984 Civilized Man Joe Cocker 2
1986 Cocker Joe Cocker 5
1987 Unchain My Heart Joe Cocker 5
1989 One Night of Sin Joe Cocker 4
1991 Night Calls Joe Cocker 4
1994 Have a Little Faith Joe Cocker 4
1996 Organic Joe Cocker 2
1997 Across From Midnight Joe Cocker 2
1997 On Air Joe Cocker and The Grease Band 1
1999 No Ordinary World Joe Cocker 3
2001 Standing Here Joe Cocker 1
2002 Respect Yourself Joe Cocker 3
2003 Greatest Love Songs Joe Cocker 1
2004 Heart & Soul Joe Cocker 3
2007 Hymn for My Soul Joe Cocker 2
2010 Hard Knocks Joe Cocker 2
2012 Fire It Up Joe Cocker 4
Something To Say Joe Cocker 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Greatest Hits Joe Cocker 2
1983 The Best of Joe Cocker Joe Cocker 1
1984 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker 1
1986 Platinum Collection, Volume I Joe Cocker 1
1986 Platinum Collection, Volume II Joe Cocker 1
1986 The Collection Joe Cocker 1
1986 The Voice Joe Cocker 1
1987 Classics, Volume 4 Joe Cocker 1
1987 Definite 1964 - 1986 Joe Cocker 1
1987 The Best of Joe Cocker Joe Cocker 2
1988 20 Years Joe Cocker 1
1988 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker 1
1989 The Very Best Of Joe Cocker 2
1990 The Story of Joe Cocker: With a Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker 1
1991 The Collection, Volume 2 Joe Cocker 1
1992 The Best of Joe Cocker Joe Cocker 4
1992 Love Songs & Ballads Joe Cocker 1
1992 With a Little Help From My Friends - Live: Great Hits in Concert Joe Cocker 1
1993 Sus mejores baladas Joe Cocker 1
1994 Simply the Best Joe Cocker 1
1995 Have a Little Faith Joe Cocker 1
1995 The Essential Joe Cocker 2
1995 The Long Voyage Home Joe Cocker 1
1997 Joe Cocker and the Grease Band: On Air Joe Cocker 1

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