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Joe Cocker – Photo of The Week!

Joe Cocker – Photo of The Week!

 Although we lost Joe Cocker in 2014. His music legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of those who celebrate the man’s brilliant talent. Most people describe him as a shy man with a kind soul. But it’s his famous on-stage persona that sometimes others parodied. But the man meant every little quirk and movement, letting his love of the blues flow through him like a real artist does with their passion.  

Photo of The Week 

After starting out as an unsuccessful pop singer using the moniker, Vance Arnold. Joe Cocker finds his niche singing rock and soul in the pubs of England. Along with his superb backing group, the Grease Band. While he has several classic songs that he’s known for, most people associate him with the cover he did of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends”.

As for the photo? It’s just a stock picture from 1968. While it’s nothing over the top, it’s a great reminder of what a fantastic singer and performer he was! And for that we’re grateful!  

Known for his gritty, bluesy voice and dynamic stage performances that features expressive body movements. Most of his best known singles were covers of songs by other artists, though he composed a number of his own songs for his albums as well.

Furthermore, his performance at Woodstock and his Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour of 1970 which visited 48 cities across the U.S. The way I see his style of performing is that he’s giving us his heart and soul every time he walks on the stage.  Quite the unique entertainer and sadly missed! Enjoy!

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