The singer Joe Cocker died at the age of 70, announced Monday agent. The artist died Sunday night in Colorado (USA), where he lived for a long time with his wife Pam, the result of a lung cancer.
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Barrie Marshall told the BBC that the artist was “simply unique” and would be “impossible to fill the space it will leave vacant in our hearts.” He was “undoubtedly the greatest rock singer / soul ever produced by the United Kingdom,” added the human agent hoarseness memorable.
Born in Sheffield, the May 20, 1944, Joe Cocker began singing in pubs and clubs in this city in northern industrial England. “I probably spent more time on the streets than being educated,” he assured. When the legendary Woodstock concert in 1969, the previously unknown English acquires a sudden notoriety. Loose, he intones, transcended, “With a little help from my friends”, title taken to the Beatles.
“Then, the 1970s were tough. We took a shot of old with the arrival of more erudite artists like Genesis or Police. I was completely depressed. I was giving concerts without any enthusiasm, “the singer had told Le Parisien in 2010, the year of the release of his album” Hard Knocks “ (note: blows French) . He specifically made with the demons of drugs and alcohol.
VIDEO. “With a little help from my friends” at Woodstock (1969)
VIDEO. “With a little help from my friends” (2002)
This last period of relative scarcity, Joe Cocker renewed success in the 1980s In 1982, he signed the very consistent “Sheffield Steel”. The same year, his duet with Jennifer Warnes, “Up Where We Belong”, accompanies the film “An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982), carries a box. This tube including wins a Grammy Award.
“You Can Leave Your Hat On” appears, it, in “9 weeks and 1/2″ (1986), a film telling the torrid relationship between Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger. Again, success is waiting for you. “When I arrived in Europe, we began to stop me in the street, ‘he told us. It took me for Mickey Rourke sometimes! I was not at all prepared for this. “
A year later, the” Unchain My Heart “album, the name of the title track, arrives in stores. Sales do not decline, as with the release of “One Night of Sin” in 1989.
VIDEO. Joe Cocker duet with Jennifer Warnes “Up Where We Belong” (1982)
VIDEO. Joe Cocker performs “You Are So Beautiful” by Ray Charles (1983)
VIDEO. “You Can Leave Your Hat On” (1986)
VIDEO. “Unchain My Heart” (1987)
Joe Cocker has also inspired other musicians. Its title “Woman To Woman” is sampled prodigious manner by 2Pac rapper Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman in their single “California Love” recorded in 1995.
In over forty years of career, blues-rock singer has released 21 studio albums and four live albums. He received an OBE in 2007, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Queen, which made him an Officer of the British Empire. On Monday evening, His Majesty has lost one of its most illustrious subjects
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