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 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 With a Little Help From My Friends / Something's Coming On Joe Cocker 1
1980 Threw It All Away Joe Cocker 1
1982 Ruby Lee Joe Cocker 1
1988 With A Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker 1
1989 Inner City Blues (single edit) Joe Cocker 1
1989 When the Night Comes Joe Cocker 1
1990 What Are You Doing With a Fool Like Me Joe Cocker 1
1991 Night Calls Joe Cocker 2
1992 Now That the Magic Has Gone Joe Cocker 2
1992 You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker 1
1994 The Simple Things Joe Cocker 1
1994 Let the Healing Begin Joe Cocker 2
1994 Summer in the City Joe Cocker 2
1994 Take Me Home Joe Cocker featuring Bekka Bramlett 1
1996 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Joe Cocker 1
1997 N'oubliez jamais Joe Cocker 2
1997 Tonight Joe Cocker 1
1999 First We Take Manhattan Joe Cocker 1
2002 This Is Your Life Joe Cocker 1
2007 Hymn 4 My Soul Joe Cocker 1
2012 Fire It Up Joe Cocker 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Unchain My Heart Joe Cocker 1
2013 I Come In Peace Joe Cocker 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Special Beck's Edition Joe Cocker 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The 12" Mixes Joe Cocker 1

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