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Nodak 12-22-2014 12:00 PM

RIP Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker, impassioned voice of '60s rock and blues, dead at 70

Ronstar 12-22-2014 12:08 PM

Wow. He was awesome - surprised he lived to be 70, but he packed a lot of life into 70 years.

ronin 12-22-2014 12:18 PM

I saw him at some club in Hollywood back in the early '70s. He came out after the group I went to see finished their last set. Don't even remember who I went to see. He worked over those couple of songs as if it was the last thing he would ever do in life. They half carried him off stage. Theatrics? Maybe, but man did he kill.

Ally 12-22-2014 12:19 PM

Only 70? I'm 63 and I always thought he was way older than me. I did like him a lot.

Midpack 12-22-2014 12:22 PM


Woodstock 1969

Cologne 2013 (HD)

Nodak 12-22-2014 12:23 PM

I saw him at the low point of his career. He played a small bar in south Minneapolis in about 72 or 73. He was still great.

W2R 12-22-2014 12:24 PM

Oh no. What a loss to the world. :(

Texconsin 12-22-2014 12:25 PM

Ray Thomas
You made me check on Ray Thomas...still alive. Can't believe the Moodies aren't yet in the R&R HoF.

Nodak 12-22-2014 12:33 PM

Here's another

mn54 12-22-2014 01:42 PM

loved to listen to him. funny story about his appearance at woodstock. the organizers had only heard him, never saw him. They thought he was an african american. and they had no idea how "physical" he got into his songs. Needless to say they were surprised.

pjm-7 12-22-2014 02:03 PM

Great guy. Saw him in concert in Denver a couple of years ago. He will be missed.

Corporateburnout 12-22-2014 02:18 PM


Loved "Unchain my Heart"


HFWR 12-22-2014 02:45 PM

RIP Joe Cocker
That Woodstock performance was classic! RIP Joe...

An appropriate requiem from another great who's "done gone on"...


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Dreamer 12-22-2014 03:29 PM

I never got to see him, but liked his music. Gone too young.

MichaelB 12-22-2014 03:33 PM

I saw him 2 years ago, he was as good as ever. So sorry he had to leave.

frayne 12-22-2014 04:21 PM

Another icon gone too soon.

MRG 12-22-2014 04:57 PM

There's a heck of a party/performance going on. RIP Joe...

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6miths 12-22-2014 09:26 PM

He made some beautiful music. RIP.

Payin-the-Toll 12-23-2014 07:47 AM

Broke my heart almost as bad as when Johnny Winter died last summer. Can't count the hundreds and hundreds of times I've listened to "Mad Dogs & Englishmen"---bought the album in the early 70's when it first came out and played it to death. Made a cassette copy and played it to death. About 10 years ago found the CD at the library and copied it with my computer and have played it to death. Of course with "Mad Dogs & Englishmen", you have to look at the band too: Leon Russell, Chris Stainton, Don Preston, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, Chuck Blackwell, Sandy Konikoff, Bobby Torres, Jim Price, and Bobby Keys. Among the singers were Rita Coolidge and Bobby Jones. R.I.P. Joe, you will be missed.

Mulligan 12-23-2014 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by Ally (Post 1533769)
Only 70? I'm 63 and I always thought he was way older than me. I did like him a lot.

That was my initial reaction, also. I wasn't quite old enough to notice his 60s music. In fact I probably never even saw him on tv until he sang "Up Where We Belong". I still remember that. I thought truly something physically was wrong with him when he sang. I didn't know until later that was just the way he rolled when he sang.

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