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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joe Cocker, Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker

June 6th, 2000

Birth Name:
John Robert Cocker

Joe Cocker


Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s


Classic Rock 2
Classic Rock 2
Blue-Eyed Soul
Blue-Eyed Soul

Joe Cocker


After starting out as an unsuccessful pop singer (working under the name Vance Arnold), Joe Cocker found his niche singing rock and soul in the pubs of England with his superb backing group, the Grease Band. He hit number one in the U.K. in November 1968 with his version of the Beatles' "A Little Help from My Friends." His career really took off after he sang that song at the Woodstock festival in August 1969. A second British hit came with a version of Leon Russell's "Delta Lady" in the fall of 1969 (by then, Russell was Cocker's musical director) and both of his albums, With a Little Help from My Friends (April 1969) and Joe Cocker! (November 1969), went gold in America. In 1970, his cover of the Box Tops hit "The Letter" became his first U.S. Top Ten. Cocker's first peak of success came when Russell organized the "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" tour of 1970, featuring Cocker and over 40 others and resulting in a third gold album and a concert film. Subsequent efforts were less popular, and problems with alcohol (both on- and off-stage) reduced Cocker's once-powerful voice to a croaking rasp. But he returned to the U.S. Top Ten with the romantic ballad "You Are So Beautiful" in 1975 and topped the charts in a duet with Jennifer Warnes on "Up Where We Belong," the theme from the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman. He still charted during the '90s, albeit with less frequency than he did in the '70s and '80s, and has also continued to work throughout the new millennium. Across from Midnight arrived in 1997, followed by No Ordinary World two years later. Respect Yourself appeared in 2002, and the covers album Heart & Soul followed in 2004. The European release Hymn for My Soul, which features cover versions of songs by Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and John Fogerty, was issued on Parlophone in 2007. His complete Live at Woodstock performance was released on CD in 2009. In 2010, Hard Knocks — his first studio album in three years — was released in Europe. ~ Cub Koda & William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Top Albums

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joe Cocker, Joe Cocker
1. 20th Century..
Joe Cocker: The Anthology, Joe Cocker
2. Joe Cocker: ..
Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Live 1970 Fillmore East) [Deluxe Edition], Joe Cocker
3. Mad Dogs &am..
With a Little Help from My Friends, Joe Cocker
4. With a Littl..
Joe Cocker: Classic Hits, Joe Cocker
5. Joe Cocker: ..
Heart & Soul, Joe Cocker
6. Heart & ..
The Best of Joe Cocker, Joe Cocker
7. The Best of ..
Joe Cocker!, Joe Cocker
8. Joe Cocker!
Hymn for My Soul, Joe Cocker
9. Hymn for My ..
Hard Knocks, Joe Cocker
10. Hard Knocks
Joe Cocker: Live At Woodstock, Joe Cocker
11. Joe Cocker: ..
Super Hits, Joe Cocker
12. Super Hits
Joe Cocker Live, Joe Cocker
13. Joe Cocker L..
Sheffield Steel (Expanded Edition), Joe Cocker
14. Sheffield St..
I Can Stand a Little Rain, Joe Cocker
15. I Can Stand ..
Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Live), Joe Cocker
16. Mad Dogs &am..
Luxury You Can Afford, Joe Cocker
17. Luxury You C..
Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Rarities Edition), Joe Cocker
18. Mad Dogs &am..
Hard Knocks + Exclusive Music Video, Joe Cocker
19. Hard Knocks ..
No Ordinary World, Joe Cocker
20. No Ordinary ..

Top Songs

With a Little Help from My FriendsJoe Cocker: The Anthology5:13$1.29
You Are So BeautifulJoe Cocker: The Anthology2:45$1.29
Feelin' Alright20th Century Masters - The ..4:11$1.29
You Can Leave Your Hat OnBest of Joe Cocker4:15$1.29
Up Where We Belong20th Century Masters - The ..3:52$1.29
Up Where We BelongNumber 1's: '80s Po..3:52$1.29
You Can Leave Your Hat OnJoe Cocker: Classic Hits4:12$1.29
LetterJoe Cocker: The Anthology4:10$1.29
You Are So Beautiful20th Century Masters - The ..2:43$1.29
With a Little Help from My Friends20th Century Masters - The ..5:12$1.29
Come TogetherAcross the Universe (Music ..4:24$1.29
Weight (Live)Mad Dogs & Englishmen (..5:57$1.29
Feeling AlrightWith a Little Help from My ..4:10$1.29
When the Night ComesJoe Cocker: Classic Hits4:44$1.29
Feeling AlrightJoe Cocker: The Anthology4:11$1.29
Letter (Live)20th Century Masters - The ..4:26$1.29
She Came in Through the Bathroom Win..Joe Cocker!2:36$1.29
With a Little Help from My Friends (..Joe Cocker: Classic Hits5:15$1.29
You Are So BeautifulJoe Cocker: Classic Hits2:42$0.99
Unchain My HeartJoe Cocker: Classic Hits5:06$0.99
With a Little Help from My Friends (..Joe Cocker: Live At Woodsto..8:06$1.29
With a Little Help from My FriendsWith a Little Help from My ..5:12$1.29
Have a Little Faith In MeSuper Hits4:39$0.99
Up Where We BelongJoe Cocker: The Anthology3:52$1.29
Let's Go Get StonedJoe Cocker: The Anthology7:34$0.99

Top Music Videos

One (Live On Night of the Prom), Joe Cocker
1. One (Live On N..
Unchain My Heart, Joe Cocker
2. Unchain My Hea..
You Are So Beautiful, Joe Cocker
3. You Are So Bea..
When the Night Comes, Joe Cocker
4. When the Night..
Love Is Alive, Joe Cocker
5. Love Is Alive
Hard Knocks, Joe Cocker
6. Hard Knocks
You Are So Beautiful (Live), Joe Cocker
7. You Are So Bea..
Don't You Love Me Anymore, Joe Cocker
8. Don't You Love..
Shelter Me, Joe Cocker
9. Shelter Me
Feels Like Forever, Joe Cocker
10. Feels Like For..
Delta Lady (Live), Joe Cocker
11. Delta Lady (Li..
Cry Me a River (Live), Joe Cocker
12. Cry Me a River..


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