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  • Joe Cocker R.I.P.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vEIdA2wLTk

  • #2
    Sad day.
    What a unique voice.
    Thanks for the memories Joe.

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    • #3
      Sad news.

      R.I.P.

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      • #4
        What a great performer. Such a significant part of my rocknroll youth. Mad Dogs and Englishmen got plenty of play in that time: With a Little Help, Hitchcock Railway, Delta Lady
        This would have to be his signature performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRzKUVjHkGk

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        • #5
          RIP Joe - pretty good for a "Pub Singer".

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          • #6
            Definitely 'one of a kind'....

            Love you Joe.

            Mal.

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            • #7
              One of my fondest college memories from 1976 was when I turned my new stereo up to the max....and I blew out my speakers with the beginning of "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window"....memories....thanks Joe....you are missed already.

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              • #8
                Hitchcock railway
                feelin alright (my introduction to jc)
                delta lady

                wonderful singer. I did imagine him to be African American when i listened to him for the first time. Lots of punch & soul.

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                • #9
                  I was very sad to hear of Joe's death.
                  He has been a constant companion for more than 40 years and I feel as though I have 'grown old with him'.
                  He lived a lot longer than either he or we thought he would, but he lived until he died.
                  I loved the passion and feeling that Joe poured into a song and I guess that was made possible by not only a sensitive personality but by the authenticity of his life in general.
                  His legacy is a body of work that will stand at the pinnacle of blues-rock forever.
                  R.I.P. Joe Cocker.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
                    This would have to be his signature performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRzKUVjHkGk
                    Thanks for sharing that fantastic link. Listening to it, I literally got goose bumps (do you have that expression in Aus?)

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                    • #11
                      Affirmative.

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                      • #12
                        Motivated me to look through the LP collection...

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                        • #13
                          Joe got off to an ordinary start with me....as my dad insisted on playing 'Up Where We Belong' repeatedly on family car trips when I was about 16. Then 2 years later, a bloke who went on to become a medium-level rock star himself lent me Joe's cover of 'With a Little Help...'. Vale, Joe.

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                          • #14
                            I always felt fortunate to have 'discovered' Joe at the start of his career.
                            The first album of any sort that I bought was the vinyl "Cocker Happy".



                            I still play it regularly. It was a hell of an album with the following tracks:
                            "Hitchcock Railway" "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" "Marjorine" "She's So Good to Me" "Hello Little Friend" "With a Little Help from My Friends" Delta Lady" "Darling Be Home Soon" "Do I Still Figure in Your Life" "Feelin' Alright" "Something's Coming On" "The Letter" .

                            Anything Joe sang always sounded better to me than anyone else singing the same song, and I think most people agreed which explained his success.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rocky View Post
                              I always felt fortunate to have 'discovered' Joe at the start of his career.
                              The first album of any sort that I bought was the vinyl "Cocker Happy"
                              I never owned this album but lots of other people I knew then did and it was regularly on the turntable and the radio (it was a chart topper).

                              You re right about his superior cover versions s and I imagine there are plenty of songwriters who became rich (or richer) after Joe performed their songs. He actually wrote or co-wrote a few songs of his own Marjorine and High Time We Went are two notable songs that Joe had a hand in.

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