Joe Cocker was born on Saturday, May 06, 1944 in Crookes, Sheffield, England. He is a famous English rock singer.
Biography and Career:
Joe Cocker was born on 20th May 1944 in Crookes, Sheffield, England and the youngest son of a civil servant Harold Cocker and Madge Cocker. As he grew up he liked music even more because of Ray Charles and Lonnie Donegan. At the age of 12 he made his first public experience with his elder brother. He and his friends started a group Cavaliers in 1960. After a year the group split and Joe worked as an apprentice gas filter and continued his career in music.
With the stage name Vance Arnold he continued his music career with a new group Vance Arnold and the Avengers in 1961. The group regularly played at the pubs in Sheffield. They used to pla
y the songs of Chuck Berry and Ray Charles. He signed his first solo contract with Decca in 1964. After he recorded his solo song he formed a new group called the Joe Cocker's Big Blues and dropped his stage name after that.
Joe Cocker joined Chris Stainton to form the band The Grease Band in 1966. This group also mostly played in pubs in and around Sheffield. The band was soon noticed by Denny Cordell the producer of Procol Harum, The Moody Blues and Georgie Fame. Later he recorded a solo song Marjorine in the London Studio for Denny Cordell. After recording his solo song he shifted to London with Chris Stainton. He as appeared on several TV shows like the "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "This is Tom Jones" through out 1969.
Birth name: John Robert "Joe" Cocker
He has an elder brother Victor with whom he made his first public appearance.
Instruments he plays: Vocals, Harmonica and Guitar.
Height: 5' 8'' (174 cm)
Being born on May 06, Joe is a Taurus.
Why do we like Joe Cocker?
We like Joe Cocker because he is a good singer.
Why is Joe Cocker Famous?
He is famous because of his gritty voice, his idiosyncratic arm movements during his performance. He became very famous during the 1960's and he was ranked #97 on the Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list.
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