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John Robert Cocker (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014), better known as Joe Cocker, was an English singer. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and distinctive versions of popular songs of varying genres.

Cocker's recording 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 performed the same year at the Isle of Wight Festival, and at the Party at the Palace concert in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. 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 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Robert Cocker (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014), better known as Joe Cocker, was an English singer. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and distinctive versions of popular songs of varying genres.

Cocker's recording 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 performed the same year at the Isle of Wight Festival, and at the Party at the Palace concert in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. 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 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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1944-05-20

Day of Death 2014-12-22

Place of Birth Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK

Official Site http://www.cocker.com/

Also Known As

  • John Robert Cocker
  • Vance Arnold
  • The Sheffield Soul Shouter
  • Joe Cocker and The Grease Band
  • Joe's Grease Band
  • The Grease Band

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Woodstock: Untold Stories as Himself
2017 Joe Cocker: Mad Dog with Soul as Himself
2014 Joe Cocker - Live In Metropol Berlin 1980 as Vocal
2013 Joe Cocker – Fire It Up Live as Himself
2008 Joe Cocker - Cry Me a River as Vocal
2007 Across the Universe as Bum/Pimp/Mad Hippie
2006 Joe Cocker - The Best Of Joe Cocker Live as Himself
2005 Joe Cocker: Respect Yourself as Vocal
2005 Joe Cocker: Live at Montreux 1987 as Himself (lead singer)
2004 Joe Cocker - Live - Across from Midnight Tour as Vocal
2004 Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel (1 episode) as himself
2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace as Himself
1999 Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo as Himself
1999 TV Total (2 episodes)
1995 The Harald Schmidt Show (1 episode)
1994 Woodstock Diary as Himself
1990 Schmidteinander (1 episode)
1989 Geld oder Liebe (1 episode)
1988 The Prince's Trust Rock Concert
1987 Na siehste! (1 episode)
1987 James Brown & Friends: A Night of Super Soul as Himself
1983 Joe Coker - Rockpalast - Open-Air-Festival Loreley 1983 as himself
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1 episode)
1982 Na sowas! (1 episode)
1982 Champs-Elysées (1 episode)
1981 Wanna bet, that..? (3 episodes)
1980 Verstehen Sie Spaß? (1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live (2 episodes)
1975 Austin City Limits (1 episode)
1973 Sound of the City: London 1964-73 as Himself
1971 Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs & Englishmen as Himself
1970 Groupies
1970 Woodstock as Himself
1969 Popcorn as Himself
1969 Die ZDF-Hitparade (1 episode) as himself
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (2 episodes) as himself
1965 Beat-Club (2 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)

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