Biography

Famous British musician Joe Cocker (full name John Robert Cocker) was born in Sheffield in 1944. Joe had to quit the school and he started working because of the difficult financial situation in his family; however the singer found strength and will to begin the musical career. Thus, in early sixties Cocker was performing at small pubs in Sheffield, getting the precious experience. In 1968 he recorded an interesting interpretation of legendary The Beatles’ song With A Little Help From My Friends, and that cover-version became the real basis in Cocker’s career.

The debut work With A Little Help From My Friends saw the light in 1969. This album was very well received by listeners and in the USA it was certified Gold. The same year Joe released the self-titled long play Joe Cocker! (1969), which intensified music lovers’ interest in Cocker’s creativity. That fact was not a surprise: wonderful arrangements and touching lyrics did not leave anyone ignored. In 1982 the singer’s discography was enlarged by the strong album Sheffield Steel: it presented the signature sound and it was critically acclaimed as well. It is definitely worth mentioning that Joe’s thick baritone became one of the most recognizable features of his creativity, and for many people Cocker’s name is associated, first of all, with the famous composition My Father's Son (from the album of 1999 - No Ordinary World), which demonstrates the full charm of the singer’s vocals.

In spite of the long and more than just fruitful career, Joe Cocker still has plenty of fresh ideas that he perfectly realizes in his albums. Thereby in 2004 he issued the strong long play Heart & Soul, and the cover-versions, presented by the singer, satisfied the fans expectations. Of course, the recognizable atmosphere and signature sound made an incredible impression. Joe pleased his listeners with the long play Hymn For My Soul in 2007. For that album he created cover-versions of Stevie Wonder’s You Haven't Done Nothin, Bob Dylan’s Ring Them Bells and other performers’ compositions. Joe released the new album titled Hard Knocks in 2010, and that studio attempt proved not only the high level of the record itself, but also the incredible level of the singer’s skills and talent. There is absolutely no doubt that Hard Knocks, created in the best Cocker’s traditions, will be much enjoyed by all the lovers of high quality music and smart and delicate lyrics.

Studio Albums

Joe Cocker, Fire It Up mp3Fire It Up
Fire It Up LP became 23rd album in a row of John Robert Cocker, who at his 68 years, continues to forge the heritage of blues-rock with his deep velvet baritone, frenzied emotions and energy
2012
  • Soft Rock
  • Blues Rock
Joe Cocker, Hard Knocks mp3Hard Knocks
Joe Cocker's twenty first album Hard Knocks with all its contemporary orchestra arrangements sounds as bright and fresh as any of his successful records in the discography. It contains only one cover the other 9 tracks being a great original material
2010
  • Rock
Joe Cocker, Heart & Soul mp3Heart & Soul
2004
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Pop/Rock
Joe Cocker, Respect Yourself mp3Respect Yourself
2002
  • Pop Rock
Joe Cocker, One Night of Sin mp3One Night of Sin
1989
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
Joe Cocker, Unchain My Heart mp3Unchain My Heart
1987
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
Joe Cocker, Civilized Man mp3Civilized Man
1984
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Blues Rock
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock
  • Soft Rock
  • Soul
Joe Cocker, Sheffield Steel mp3Sheffield Steel
1982
  • Pop/Rock
  • Blue Eyed Soul
Joe Cocker, Luxury You Can Afford mp3Luxury You Can Afford
1978
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Pop/Rock
Joe Cocker, Stingray mp3Stingray
1976
  • Pop/Rock
Joe Cocker, Jamaica Say You Will mp3Jamaica Say You Will
1975
  • Pop/Rock
  • Reggae
Joe Cocker, Joe Cocker! mp3Joe Cocker!
1969
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Blues Rock
Joe Cocker, Greatest Hits mp3Greatest Hits
0
  • Pop/Rock

Compilation albums

Joe Cocker, Classic Cocker mp3Classic Cocker
2007
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Blues Rock
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock
  • Soft Rock
  • Soul
Joe Cocker, Gold mp3Gold
2006
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Pop
  • Rock
Joe Cocker, Ultimate Collection mp3Ultimate Collection
2004
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Pop/Rock
Joe Cocker, The Anthology mp3The Anthology
1999
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Blues Rock
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock
  • Soft Rock
  • Soul
Joe Cocker, Cocker mp3Cocker
1986
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock

Lives