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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.