Joe Cocker

1944 - 2014

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John Robert "Joe" Cocker (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer known for his gritty, bluesy voice and dynamic stage performances that featured expressive body movements. Most of his best known singles, such as "Feelin' Alright?" and "Unchain My Heart", were recordings of songs written by other song writers, though he composed a number of songs for most of his albums as well, often in conjunction with songwriting partner Chris Stainton. His first album featured a recording of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends", which brought him to near-instant stardom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Cocker has received more than 8,763,733 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Joe Cocker is the 41st most popular singer (up from 49th in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 255th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Singer.

Joe Cocker is most famous for his rendition of the Beatles song "With a Little Help from My Friends."

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  • 8.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 70.37

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 79

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Joe Cocker ranks 41 out of 4,381Before him are Nico, Barry White, Albano Carrisi, Amanda Lear, Barbra Streisand, and Plácido Domingo. After him are Miriam Makeba, James Brown, 50 Cent, Agnetha Fältskog, Jacques Brel, and Ozzy Osbourne.

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Among people born in 1944, Joe Cocker ranks 15Before him are Rutger Hauer, Barry White, Reinhold Messner, Ban Ki-moon, Ernő Rubik, and Carlos Alberto Torres. After him are Dzhokhar Dudayev, Miloš Zeman, Joe Frazier, Jimmy Page, Alan Parker, and Geraldine Chaplin. Among people deceased in 2014, Joe Cocker ranks 9Before him are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Eusébio, Robin Williams, Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, and Luis Aragonés. After him are Wojciech Jaruzelski, Eli Wallach, Gough Whitlam, Hiroo Onoda, Alexander Grothendieck, and Nadine Gordimer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joe Cocker ranks 205 out of 8,785Before him are John Wycliffe (1324), Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Henry I of England (1068), Keith Richards (1943), and Judi Dench (1934). After him are Anne Brontë (1820), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Sting (1951), David Gilmour (1946), Millvina Dean (1912), and Edward the Elder (871).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Joe Cocker ranks 4Before him are Mick Jagger (1943), David Bowie (1947), and Brian Johnson (1947). After him are Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Phil Collins (1951), Kate Bush (1958), George Michael (1963), Marianne Faithfull (1946), Rod Stewart (1945), Ian Gillan (1945), and Bonnie Tyler (1951).