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Customer Reviews

Pure Quality...

Il suffit d'écouter deux ou trois fois "Unforgiven" et "Thankful" pour se rendre compte que Joe sait ce que le mot "soul" signifie... Du très bon boulot pour son 1er album sans reprises !

Just listen two or three times to "Unforgiven" and "Thankful", and you get a new definition of "Soul singing"... Thank you, Joe, for this really good stuff !

Biography

Born: 20 May 1944 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After starting out as an unsuccessful pop singer (working under the name Vance Arnold), Joe Cocker found his niche singing rock and soul in the pubs of England with his superb backing group, the Grease Band. He hit number one in the U.K. in November 1968 with his version of the Beatles' "A Little Help from My Friends." His career really took off after he sang that song at Woodstock in August 1969. A second British hit came with a version of Leon Russell's "Delta Lady" in the fall of 1969 (by then,...
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