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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 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. The song reached number one in the UK in 1968, became a staple of his many live shows (Woodstock and the Isle of Wight in 1969, the Party at the Palace in 2002) and was also known as the theme song for the late 1980s American TV series The Wonder Years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Cocker has received more than 7,402,426 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia. Joe Cocker is the 49th most popular singer (down from 42nd in 2019), the 255th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 218th 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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  • 77

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Among singers, Joe Cocker ranks 49 out of 3,528Before him are Mireille Mathieu, Nina Simone, Toto Cutugno, Albano Carrisi, Constanze Mozart, and Billie Holiday. After him are José Carreras, Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, George Michael, Phil Collins, and 50 Cent.

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Among people born in 1944, Joe Cocker ranks 15Before him are Alexander Van der Bellen, Reinhold Messner, Rutger Hauer, Ernő Rubik, Geraldine Chaplin, and Dzhokhar Dudayev. After him are Jimmy Page, Carlos Alberto Torres, Sepp Maier, Harold Ramis, Jacqueline Bisset, and Joe Frazier. Among people deceased in 2014, Joe Cocker ranks 11Before him are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Eduard Shevardnadze, Hiroo Onoda, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Claudio Abbado, and Eli Wallach. After him are Luis Aragonés, Shirley Temple, Maximilian Schell, Jacques Le Goff, Harold Ramis, and Richard Attenborough.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joe Cocker ranks 255 out of 7,765Before him are Roger Waters (1943), Randal Cremer (1828), Arthur Evans (1851), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), and William Morris (1834). After him are Empress Matilda (1102), Anthony Giddens (1938), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Graham Greene (1904), Edmund I (921), and Bede (672).

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 George Michael (1963), Phil Collins (1951), Rod Stewart (1945), Ian Gillan (1945), Kate Bush (1958), Marianne Faithfull (1946), and Bonnie Tyler (1951).