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RIP Joe Cocker

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Circus, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

  2. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised he was that young.

  3. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Props to him for having a long, successful career ... although I always found his voice a bit grating on my ears.

    That said, his interpretation of "With a Little Help From My Friends" is one of the better Beatles covers.
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Bobby Keyes and Joe Cocker within the span of a week or so. Mad Dogs and Englishmen is a great album.

    Cocker's "Hitchcock Railway" is one of rock's hidden jewels.
  5. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    I will leave my hat on in your honor. RIP, sir.
  6. spadjo martin

    spadjo martin Member

    One of the better shows I saw in my youth was Joe Cocker at a small university in the South. RIP.
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I love this song, although Joe can no longer say he's standing here today.

  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Cocker played in Richmond when I was in college. I couldn't go. A bunch of my friends did and said I was lucky I couldn't make it. He was so tanked he could barely stand up and the show lasted about 30 minutes.

    That said, RIP. I always enjoyed his music.
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I still think of Officer & a Gentleman first. RIP.
  10. TeamBud

    TeamBud Member

    My first thought of Cocker is always an early SNL when John Belushi did an impression of him - contorting all over the place, pouring his drink all over himself, falling off the stage. I had never seen Cocker and SNL was so new, I didn't recognize it was Belushi. I thought it was the worst singing act I'd ever seen. It wasn't until years later that I saw Cocker and realized what it was. And then I thought - brilliant!

    RIP Joe (and John)
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    He was so beautiful...
  12. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    First song I think of is The Letter.
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