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Thread: Joe Cocker R.I.P.

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    Joe Cocker R.I.P.

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

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    Sad news.

    R.I.P.

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    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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    RIP Joe - pretty good for a "Pub Singer".

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    Definitely 'one of a kind'....

    Love you Joe.

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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Affirmative.

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    Motivated me to look through the LP collection...

    cocker_0583x_L.jpg

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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    JC will be sadly missed. Time to pull out the Vinyl.



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