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Joe Cocker

Singer & Musician
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Net worth 2018: $400,000
Industry: Singers
Residence: Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Country: British
BirthDay: 20 May 1944
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: December 22, 2014
BIOGRAPHY

Joe Cocker was bornon 20 May 1944 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK, British, is Singer & Musician. John Robert Cocker, popularly known to his fans as Joe Cocker, was a rock and blues singer characterized by his gritty voice and peculiar body movements while giving performance. He was a multiple award winning singer who was best known for his cover versions of popular songs, especially those of the iconic rock group, The Beatles. It was one of the covers of The Beatles’ song, ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ that catapulted Cocker to widespread glory. This song not only reached the No.1 spot in the U.K, but also established him as a popular rock and blues singer. He was musically inclined from a young age and started singing in public from the time he was 12. As a teenager he formed his own musical group called the Cavaliers. He began his career under the stage name Vance Arnold and played the covers of songs by popular singers like Chuck Berry and Ray Charles. He went on to create a band called The Grease with Chris Stainton. Basically an English man, he took his music to the U.S by touring the country and played at several big festivals including the Denver Pop Festival. Through his hard work and talents he gradually rose to become a very popular singer and was counted among Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers.

TIMELINE
2014

He died of lung cancer on 22 December 2014 in Crawford, Colorado at the age of 70

1990

He continued touring and performing through the 1990s and 2000s

1982

His studio albums for the decade included ‘Sheffield Steel’ (1982), ‘Civilized Man’ (1984), and ‘Unchain My Heart’ (1987)

1970

All over the decade of the 1970s, he toured extensively all over the world and performed in the U

1969

He released an album, ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ in 1969

1968

In 1968, he released the single that would make him really famous

1966

In 1966, he formed a band – ‘The Grease’ with Chris Stainton

1963

The group got the first big chance when they got the opportunity to support the Rolling Stones at Sheffield City Hall in 1963

1961

Joe Cocker adopted a stage name, Vance Arnold, in 1961 and formed another group, Vance Arnold and the Avengers

1960

He formed his first group, the Cavaliers, in 1960, with three friends

1944

Joe Cocker was born on 20 May 1944, in Crookes, Sheffield, as the youngest son of Harold Cocker and Madge Cocker

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