14
   

Joe Cocker dies

 
 
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 02:07 pm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-23/singer-joe-cocker-dies-aged-70/5984496

Joe Cocker: singer song-writer dies aged 70: agent
Updated 9 minutes agoTue 23 Dec 2014, 5:56am

Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning singer song-writer, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, has died his agent said. He was 70.

Cocker was born in 1944 in Sheffield and began his trade singing in pubs, in a career lasting more than 40 years.

His many other hits included duet Up Where We Belong and You Are so Beautiful.

Cocker's agent Barrie Marshall confirmed his death and said it would be impossible to fill the space he leaves in his friends' hearts.

In a statement, Sony Music said he died "after a hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer".

 
edgarblythe
 
  3  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 02:17 pm
I just came to start a thread about him. I liked several of his records very much.
0 Replies
 
boomerang
 
  3  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 02:35 pm
@hingehead,
Awww.

I loved Joe Cocker. I had the good fortune to see him in concert twice and he was simply amazing.
glitterbag
 
  3  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 02:39 pm
@boomerang,
I just opened my iPad and saw the CNN blurb that Joe Cocker had died. I have all of his music and I'm very sad a great talent is gone. Boomer, I'm so jealous, I always wanted to see Joe Cocker in concert. Rest in peace Joe.
0 Replies
 
Walter Hinteler
 
  3  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 02:47 pm
@boomerang,
I saw him in 1963, in a pub. (I must confess that I confused him with Alexis Corner when going there. Embarrassed )


Posted this on the Beatles thread earlier


Joe Cocker's I'll Cry Instead, his first (Decca) record, from 1964, with Big Jim Sullivan and Jimmy Page playing guitars.


Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, has died today, aged 70. RIP
boomerang
 
  3  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 03:33 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
That's Leon Russel on piano in that first video!

For a while my dad built recording studios and he built one for Leon Russel. Of course, me and my sisters used to try to hang out at his house and they were the nicest people. His friend Emily (of "Sweet Emily" fame) once drove my sister and I, along with our sick cat to the vet. She waited with us and then drove us home.

One time he invited our family to a big concert in Dallas. We all drove down there and somehow ended up on a band bus headed off to a party. Leon, George Harrison, Billy Preston... I forget who all was there. Good times.

Now I am really missing my dad. He was always up to something interesting and surrounded by people who were fun.
DNA Thumbs drive
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 03:40 pm
@hingehead,
Who?
0 Replies
 
Walter Hinteler
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 04:19 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
That's Leon Russel on piano in that first video!
Sure? According to a "Guide on British Music of the 60's", "Cocker was persuaded to ditch the rest of the Avengers and recorded The Beatles’ I’ll Cry Instead with backing from session musicians including Big Jim Sullivan and The Ivy League on vocals."

From wikipedia:
Quote:
As a first call studio musician in Los Angeles, Russell played on many of the most popular songs of the 1960s, including some by The Byrds, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, and Herb Alpert. He can be seen in 1964's T.A.M.I. Show, playing piano with "The Wrecking Crew" (an informal name for the top L.A. session musicians of the 1960s), sporting short, dark, slicked-back hair, in contrast to his later look.[8] Soon after, he was hired as Snuff Garrett's assistant/creative developer, playing on numerous #1 singles, including "This Diamond Ring" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys
boomerang
 
  4  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 04:53 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
I'm positive.

But I looked it up anyway...

Quote:
Known mostly as a session musician early in his career, as a solo artist he has crossed genres to include rock and roll, blues, and gospel music, playing with artists as varied as Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis, George Harrison, Gram Parsons, Delaney Bramlett, Ringo Starr, Doris Day, Elton John, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Willie Nelson, Badfinger, Tijuana Brass, Frank Sinatra, The Band, Bob Dylan, J.J. Cale, B.B. King,[7] Dave Mason, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker and The Rolling Stones.[


Also -- he was working closely with Cocker in the 60s

Quote:
Russell's first commercial success as a songwriter came when Joe Cocker recorded the song "Delta Lady" for his 1969 album, Joe Cocker![8] The album, co-produced and arranged by Russell, reached #11 on the Billboard 200
ossobuco
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 05:20 pm
@boomerang,
I always turned the radio up loud in the car when I heard his voice.
I still have the old album.. Joe Cocker/ With A Little Help From My Friends.
RIP.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/dec/22/joe-cocker-dies-grammy-winning-sheffield-singer
glitterbag
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 05:38 pm
@ossobuco,
I liked "She came in thru the Bathroom Window" along with many others.
0 Replies
 
boomerang
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 05:58 pm
One of my favorites:

0 Replies
 
FBM
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 06:24 pm
Bummer. To this day, I still thought he really had palsy or something.
farmerman
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 06:44 pm
@FBM,
was it the radon in the rock of his county in Colorado?
Delta County has a much higher than standard value for radon.
FBM
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 07:10 pm
@farmerman,
Well, his onstage contortions started back in the 60's, so I reckon we'd have to look up the data for Sheffield. I don't know what radon poisoning does to a body...
farmerman
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 07:14 pm
@FBM,
lung cancer . He quit smoking about 20 years ago and he moved to Colordo (Delta County) in the 80's
FBM
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 07:18 pm
@farmerman,
Poor guy quit smoking for nothing. Sad
0 Replies
 
ossobuco
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 07:35 pm
Sigh -

0 Replies
 
CalamityJane
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 07:54 pm
I also saw him in concert once.....loved his voice. He had so many good songs *sigh* I believe only Eric Clapton is still alive from the old "Cream" group.
Ragman
 
  2  
Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2014 08:01 pm
@CalamityJane,
umm? Joe Cocker wasn't part of Cream?
 

Related Topics

Rockhead's Music Thread - Discussion by Rockhead
What are you listening to right now? - Discussion by Craven de Kere
WA2K Radio is now on the air - Discussion by Letty
Just another music thread. - Discussion by msolga
Classical anyone? - Discussion by JPB
Ship Ahoy: The O'Jays - Discussion by edgarblythe
Evolutionary purpose of music. - Discussion by jackattack
An a2k experiment: What is our favorite song? - Discussion by Robert Gentel
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED . . . - Discussion by Setanta
Has a Song Ever Made You Cry? - Discussion by Diest TKO
 
  1. Forums
  2. » Joe Cocker dies
Copyright © 2020 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 09/29/2020 at 12:20:15