John Robert "Joe" Cocker was an English singer known for his gritty, bluesy voice and dynamic stage performances that featured 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 most of his albums as well, often in conjunction with songwriting partner Chris Stainton.His first album featured a recording of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends", which brought him to near-instant stardom. The song reached number one in the UK in 1968, became a staple of his many live shows and was also known as the theme song for the late 1980s American TV series The Wonder Years. He continued his success with his second album, which included a second Beatles cover: "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window". A hastily thrown together 1970 U.S. tour led to the live double-album Mad Dogs & Englishmen, which featured an all-star band organized by Leon Russell. His 1974 cover of "You Are So Beautiful" reached number five in the U.S., and became his signature song. Cocker's best selling song was the U.S. number one "Up Where We Belong", a duet with Jennifer Warnes that earned a 1983 Grammy Award. He released a total of 22 studio albums over a 43-year recording career.
|Birth name||John Robert Cocker|
|Born||20 May 1944|
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Died||22 December 2014 (aged 70)|
Crawford, Colorado, U.S.
His gravelly voice and flailing dancing skills onstage have made him a popular British singer and musician. "You Are So Beautiful," his best-known tune, was a worldwide sensation. For his song "Up Where We Belong," he earned a Grammy Award.
He married Pam Baker on October 11, 1987.
To get into his first show with The Cavaliers, he had to pay entry.
He was known for doing covers of popular Beatles songs, like "A Little Help From My Friends," which was featured on the popular TV show The Wonder Years.
At the age of 70,
Joe Cocker height is 5 ft 8 in (1.74 m).
He was influenced by the legendary Ray Charles .
● Joe Cocker was born on May 20, 1944 (age 70) in England ● He is a celebrity singer ● His height is 5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)
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