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Obit: Joe Cocker (1944-2014)

GUEST,Arkie 22 Dec 14 - 02:43 PM
fat B****rd 22 Dec 14 - 03:32 PM
Musket 22 Dec 14 - 03:35 PM
Stilly River Sage 22 Dec 14 - 05:30 PM
Ed T 22 Dec 14 - 06:41 PM
michaelr 22 Dec 14 - 07:24 PM
GUEST,Georgina Boyes 23 Dec 14 - 07:09 AM
beeliner 23 Dec 14 - 07:13 AM
GUEST,Tootler 23 Dec 14 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,Gilly 23 Dec 14 - 01:32 PM
Sir Roger de Beverley 24 Dec 14 - 04:14 AM
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Subject: Obit: Joe Cocker
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 02:43 PM

I've never thought of Joe Cocker as being associated with folk music, but I did enjoy many of his singing performances although his style was a bit bizarre at times. Sorry for his passing.

Joe Cocker


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Cocker
From: fat B****rd
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 03:32 PM

Joe Cocker's Big Blues played in Grimsby and Cleethorpes a lot in the mid 60s. Always a friendly man with a tight band and a fascinating range of material. Together with Dave (Crying Game) Berry and The Cruisers, also from Sheffield, he introduced me to some wonderful music.
I was so pleased to see him do well later, although I knew he had his problems, and I'm saddened to hear of his passing.
So long Vance Arnold RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Cocker
From: Musket
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 03:35 PM

A bit of a hero of mine. Whenever we played church halls etc around Sheffield years ago, it wasn't uncommon for the caretaker to remind us that "we had Joe Cocker play here once. Compared to him you're crap."

Usually followed by "I thought you'd be packed up and out by now. I fought in the war for the likes of you"

RIO Joe. I assume that thunder I hear is you!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Cocker
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 05:30 PM

NPR story.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Cocker
From: Ed T
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 06:41 PM

Definately a one if a kind, when it came to his voice. I truly enjoyed his version of "I get by with a little help from my friends" as a teen in University- (I was toking in the back of a speeding car when I heard it first time, it was playing on the cars 8 track). Thanks for the music, and good memory-RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Cocker
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 07:24 PM

"With a little help from my friends" with lyrics.

RIP Joe.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Cocker (1944-2014)
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes
Date: 23 Dec 14 - 07:09 AM

In the early 1960's, Vance Arnold and The Avengers used to play at our Youth Club dances in Sheffield (we got special treatment because one of The Avengers lived nearby). The caretakers were right, they were a very good band - and he was a great singer.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Cocker (1944-2014)
From: beeliner
Date: 23 Dec 14 - 07:13 AM

It's a shame that he never had the opportunity to team up with the R&B group The Spaniels.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Cocker (1944-2014)
From: GUEST,Tootler
Date: 23 Dec 14 - 07:58 AM

Another one gone too soon.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Cocker (1944-2014)
From: GUEST,Gilly
Date: 23 Dec 14 - 01:32 PM

Marvellous singer and a lovely bloke with no side to him. When I lived in Sheffield my landlord was a big mate of his, they'd been in the cubs and scouts together, so Joe always looked him up when he went home. I remember one particularly boozy night with him that started in the Red House on Solly Street and ended drinking home brewed 'Old Walter' [named after the Archers' character Walter Gabriel whose catchphrase was 'Oh dear oh dear, oh dear !']
That was the first time I had ever drunk port and brandy as a 'warmer'.
Not many white guys could sing with that blues/soul feel Joe had and his music will be remembered - another good man gone. RIP .


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Cocker (1944-2014)
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 24 Dec 14 - 04:14 AM

As FB says, Joe Cocker and his Big Blues did play in Cleethorpes quite a bit. As I recall, they played alternate Friday nights at the Witch Doctor club in the Lifeboat Hotel - the other week it was The Rats from Hull (who went on the become the spiders From Mars).

R


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