Joe Cocker

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John Robert Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) — known as Joe Cocker — is an English rock and blues singer, who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is known for his gritty voice, his spasmodic body movement in performance and his cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of The Beatles.

His cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" reached number one in the UK in 1968, and he performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969. His 1975 hit single, "You Are So Beautiful", reached number five in the US. Cocker is 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 he was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, and in 2007 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Cocker was ranked #97 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list.

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Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1969 Joe Cocker! 4
1969 With a Little Help From My Friends 6
1972 Joe Cocker 2
1974 I Can Stand a Little Rain 3
1975 Jamaica Say You Will 2
1976 Stingray 2
1978 Luxury You Can Afford 2
1982 Sheffield Steel 5 3
1984 Civilized Man 2
1986 Cocker 4
1987 Unchain My Heart 4
1989 One Night of Sin 4
1991 Night Calls 4
1994 Have a Little Faith 4
1996 Organic 2
1997 Across From Midnight 2
1999 No Ordinary World 3
2001 Standing Here 1
2002 Respect Yourself 3
2003 Greatest Love Songs 1
2004 Heart & Soul 2
2007 Hymn for My Soul 2
2010 Hard Knocks 2
2012 Fire It Up 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1977 Greatest Hits Compilation 2
1983 The Best of Joe Cocker Compilation 1
1984 Joe Cocker Compilation 1
1986 Platinum Collection, Volume I Compilation 1
1986 Platinum Collection, Volume II Compilation 1
1986 The Voice Compilation 1
1987 Classics, Volume 4 Compilation 1
1987 The Best of Joe Cocker Compilation 2
1988 20 Years Compilation 1
1988 Joe Cocker Compilation 1
1989 The Very Best Of Compilation 2
1990 The Story of Joe Cocker: With a Little Help From My Friends Compilation 1
1991 The Collection, Volume 2 Compilation 1
1992 The Best of Joe Cocker Compilation 4
1992 Love Songs & Ballads Compilation 1
1992 With a Little Help From My Friends - Live: Great Hits in Concert Compilation 1
1993 Sus mejores baladas Compilation 1
1994 Simply the Best Compilation 1
1995 Have a Little Faith Compilation 1
1995 The Essential Compilation 2
1995 The Long Voyage Home Compilation 1
1998 Greatest Hits Compilation 2
1999 The Anthology Compilation 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joe Cocker Compilation 1
2003 The Essential, Volume 2 Compilation 1
2003 The Ultimate Collection 1968–2003 Compilation 1

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