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Black Sabbath Vs. Joe Cocker – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

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The mighty Black Sabbath battle Joe Cocker for the right to advance to the semifinals of our September / October Hall of Fame elections. Every two months, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic-rock history

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Weekend Songs: Joe Cocker, ‘Feelin’ Alright’

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Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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45 Years Ago: Joe Cocker’s ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ Album Released

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Central Press, Getty Images

Forty-five years ago, Joe Cocker laid the groundwork for his '70s stardom when he unveiled his debut album, ‘With a Little Help From My Friends.’ For almost a decade, the Sheffield-born Cocker had been toiling in the trenches -- first under the pseudonym Vance Arnold and later under his own name, fronting cult pub legends the Grease Band. In an era of self-contained bands and singer-songwriters, ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ bucked the trend in establishing Cocker as one of the most imaginative and distinctive interpretative singers of his generation.

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Jimmy Page – Secret Guests in Rock Songs

Rock's Secret Guests

Before Jimmy Page cemented his legacy as the mastermind behind one of rock's greatest supergroups, the Firm (just kidding!), he was a much in-demand studio guitarist whose work appears -- sometimes uncredited -- on famous songs by the Who, the Kinks and many others.

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Joe Cocker, ‘You Are So Beautiful’ – Most Romantic Rock Music Videos

Most Romantic Rock Videos
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There are plenty of elaborately-staged videos that try to create some kind of soft-focus romantic mood, but sometimes simplicity is the best approach. Nowhere is that more apparent than with Joe Cocker's classic 'You Are So Beautiful

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Wings and Joe Cocker Guitarist Henry McCullough Suffered Brain Damage

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Back in November, we learned that Henry McCullough, the guitarist who worked with Joe Cocker and Paul McCartney in Wings, was in critical condition following a serious heart attack. Unfortunately, McCullough's recovery has not gone as well as hoped. This Wednesday (Jan. 30) it was reported that McCullough has suffered brain damage as well.

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Wings and Joe Cocker Guitarist Henry McCullough in Critical Condition After Heart Attack

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Musician Henry McCullough, who played with Paul McCartney in Wings in the early '70s and has also worked with famed blues belter Joe Cocker, is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday (Nov. 6).

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Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker Songs Appear in ‘Flight’ Trailer

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The upcoming Denzel Washington movie 'Flight' is already one of the most hotly-anticipated films of the year, and a trailer for the flick reveals not only a stellar cast and story, but some great classic rock tracks, too.

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Joe Cocker – Best Animated Album Covers

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'With a Little Help From My Friends'

The ever-expressive Joe Cocker had one of those great expressions on the cover of his 1969 debut album, 'With a Little Help From My Friends.' For this GIF version, the animator decided that the "Oh" face warranted a Bobblehead-like animation.

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Joe Cocker in ‘9½ Weeks’ – Classic Rock at the Movies

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Since '9½ Weeks' had more than its share of erotic moments, you'd think a simple strip-tease wouldn't be so memorable. Yet when Kim Basinger bared all to Joe Cocker's 'You Can Leave Your Hat On,' it created a cinematic moment that indelibly etched itself onto the minds of everyone who saw it.

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