R.I.P Joe Cocker

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by elgecko, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    Sad news.
  2. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Yep very sad. :(
  3. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Well that stinks.

  4. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    He was so beautiful....to me
  5. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    He had an amazing run. That's for sure.
  6. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    I was just going to post this. Bummer. :(
  7. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
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  8. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I watched that earlier. :p
  9. cronker


    Feb 13, 2007
  10. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    His performance with the Grease Band and Woodstock was amazing. They transformed that song into an anthem for that music festival. We had never seen anything like him at the time. It was also the first time a lot of us saw tie dyed shirts. :)
  11. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Here is a funny interpretation of his performance. If he ever saw it he probably would have laughed. "I gotta get a Lay-Z-Boy I'm afraid."

  12. The Cocker/Grease Band rendering of "With a Little Help From My Friends" had a big influence on me wanting to play bass. Arguably the best clip from the movie. "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" was a fine spirited album/movie and was another defining point for me for the '70s. The album cover is on the periphery of my memory's mind's eye. It was a part of so many record collections. As the article mentioned, probably the best blues/soul voice to ever come out of Britain
  13. SJLee


    Nov 7, 2007
    Bummer, RIP JC.
  14. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    In other past threads, when the topic of Beatles covers has come up, I've said more than once that the only good ones I could think of off the top of my head were the covers by Joe Cocker.

    And his other stuff often reached greatness.

    RIP Mr. Joe Cocker. :(
  15. SwitchGear


    Mar 23, 2005
    Sunny Beach
    Cocker and his band did "With a little help from my friends" at Woodstock, and that has always been one of my favorite rock performances. Right up there for me along with the Beatles 1969 roof top gig.