Joe Cocker

1944 - 2014

Joe Cocker

John Robert "Joe" Cocker (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and distinctive versions of popular songs of varying genres.Cocker's recording of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" reached number one in the UK in 1968. He performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969 and performed the same year at the Isle of Wight Festival, and at the Party at the Palace concert in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. His version also became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years. His 1974 cover of "You Are So Beautiful" reached number five in the US. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Cocker has received more than 4,963,079 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 41st most popular singer.

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  • 68.83

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  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Joe Cocker ranks 41 out of 3,001Before him are Whitney Houston, Nico, Barry White, Nana Mouskouri, Nina Simone, and Amanda Lear. After him are Joe Dassin, Aretha Franklin, Mireille Mathieu, Ozzy Osbourne, Marvin Gaye, and Kurt Cobain.

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Among people born in 1944, Joe Cocker ranks 10Before him are Gerhard Schröder, George Lucas, Jeff Beck, Omar al-Bashir, Barry White, and Reinhold Messner. After him are Miloš Zeman, Jimmy Page, Ernő Rubik, Alexander Van der Bellen, Geraldine Chaplin, and Joe Frazier. Among people deceased in 2014, Joe Cocker ranks 10Before him are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Robin Williams, Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Eli Wallach. After him are Nadine Gordimer, Luis Aragonés, Maximilian Schell, Jacques Le Goff, Hiroo Onoda, and Shirley Temple.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joe Cocker ranks 225 out of 5,347Before him are George Everest (1790), John Deacon (1951), Laurence Olivier (1907), Anthony Giddens (1938), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947). After him are Anna Wintour (1949), Francis Galton (1822), James George Frazer (1854), Bede (672), Andrew Carnegie (1835), and Owen Willans Richardson (1879).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Joe Cocker ranks 5Before him are David Bowie (1947), Phil Collins (1951), Mick Jagger (1943), and Brian Johnson (1947). After him are Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Rod Stewart (1945), Bonnie Tyler (1951), Marianne Faithfull (1946), George Michael (1963), Kate Bush (1958), and Ian Gillan (1945).