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 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 5,213,744 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Joe Cocker is the 42nd most popular singer, the 219th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 225th in 2019) and the 5th 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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Among singers, Joe Cocker ranks 42 out of 3,541. Before him are Nico, Andrea Bocelli, Jacques Brel, Nina Simone, Amanda Lear, and Ozzy Osbourne. After him are Mireille Mathieu, Phil Collins, Ella Fitzgerald, Eminem, Agnetha Fältskog, and Stevie Wonder.

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Among people born in 1944, Joe Cocker ranks 8Before him are Michael Douglas, Ban Ki-moon, Gerhard Schröder, George Lucas, Jeff Beck, and Barry White. After him are Miloš Zeman, Jimmy Page, Rutger Hauer, Alexander Van der Bellen, Geraldine Chaplin, and Alan Parker. Among people deceased in 2014, Joe Cocker ranks 8Before him are Robin Williams, Ariel Sharon, Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Eduard Shevardnadze, and Claudio Abbado. After him are Shirley Temple, Eli Wallach, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Nadine Gordimer, Luis Aragonés, and Hiroo Onoda.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joe Cocker ranks 219 out of 6,924. Before him are Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Charles II of England (1630), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Catherine Howard (1523), Anne Brontë (1820), and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900). After him are J. K. Rowling (1965), Keith Richards (1943), Edward the Black Prince (1330), Anthony Giddens (1938), Catherine Parr (1512), and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

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