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He was “horrified” by his infamous flailing arms saying “I guess that came with my frustration at never having played piano or guitar… It’s just a way of trying to get feeling out – I get excited and it all comes through my body.”
In 1970 Cocker was given only nine days to put together a band for his upcoming tour. Up against the wall and without a band, he turned to his friend Leon Russell for help.
In honor of his upcoming birthday, we offer 10 things you may not know about the Sheffield Soul Shouter.
Joe Cocker. Immortalized at Woodstock. Lampooned by John Belushi. Best known for his raw, grit-soaked re-interpretations of other peoples’ songs. His venerations, you might say…
Joe Cocker, the famed singer/songwriter whose hits included “You Are So Beautiful” and the renown Beatles cover “With A Little Help from my Friends”, has passed away.