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Joe Cocker: The A&M Years 1968-1976

Overview by Bud Scoppa, unpublished, 1982

BETWEEN THE YEARS 1968 and 1976, Joe Cocker recorded his first seven albums (all released on A&M). These recordings were composed of a wonderfully diverse ...

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NME Reporters Cover the Weekend's Major Event — the Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1968

STARS, SUNSHINE and a SHAMBLES ...

Joe Cocker: John And Paul Send Their Thanks To Joe

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, October 1968

"WITH A Little Help From Our Friends" Lennon and McCartney, 23-year-old Sheffield born, Joe Cocker makes a welcome appearance in our charts this week with ...

Joe Cocker: They Said... It Couldn't Be Done But... Joe Did It!

Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, October 1968

THEY SAID it couldn't be done... couldn't be done... couldn't be done. But Joe Cocker's done it. ...

Joe Cocker: Soul Sheffield Style

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, October 1968

WHICH pop star uses the Mario Lanzo method? You're wrong – it's not Tiny Tim, it's our old blues shouting, Beatle bellowing mate Joe Cocker! ...

Tiny Tim, Joe Cocker et al: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, November 1968

ONCE UPON a time in the land of the Charity, a concert was given in aid of all the boys' clubs all over the country. ...

Joe Cocker: Hit Single Was Just A Fluke

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, November 1968

New LP is much more important he tells RICHARD GREEN ...

Newport '69 Pop Festival: Rock Festival Fiasco

Report by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, July 1969

NOW THAT the Newport '69 Pop Festival (called that to borrow a little of the fame from the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, but actually ...

Joe Cocker & The Grease Band: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, August 1969

Joe Cocker and the Grease Band Sound Off at the Fillmore East ...

Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, August 1969

Joe Cocker and the Grease Band were ending a performance they gave recently at the Whiskey in Los Angeles. As they went into their explosive ...

Bob Dylan et al: Isle of Wight Festival

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, September 1969

200,000 roar approval including John, George, Ringo and wives! But Dylan didn't quite sink Isle of Wight, reports Richard Green ...

Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, May 1970

COCKER SURVIVES AND TRIUMPHS ...

Leon Russell — Super Group?

Interview by Rob Partridge, Record Mirror, May 1970

THERE ARE GROUPS, super-groups and super-super-groups. But there must be a new name for a combination of Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, ...

Leon Russell: King of the Delta Rockers

Interview by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, August 1970

Top US session man LEON RUSSELL talks to Mark Plummer ...

Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen (A&M Film))

Film/DVD Review by Richard Cromelin, Creem, June 1971

Something Like a Rock'n'Roll Tour ...

Joe Cocker: Why The Cut in Cockerpower?

Report by Penny Valentine, Sounds, January 1972

WHEN JOE Cocker came back to Brit­ain at the end of 1970, went back home to Sheffield and word got around to a stunned music ...

Joe Cocker: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Lenny Kaye, New Musical Express, March 1972

Cocker On Stage – A Big Let-Down. A Disillusioned Lenny Kaye Reports New York Opening ...

Joe Cocker: I Almost Forgot What Rock 'N' Roll Was All About

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

THE CURRY looked sort of ropey. It had probably been frozen for a lifetime between cardboard. Joe Cocker examined it incredulously, sifting it through his ...

The Joe Cocker Ritual Sacrifice

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, May 1972

WE APOLOGISE for the slight reduction in Cocker-power but it now looks as though normal service has been resumed following the one year strike (respite) ...

Cocker Power: Are The Mains Being Turned Off?

Report and Interview by Derek Grant, Beat Instrumental, September 1972

MANY UNCOMPLIMENTARY words have been written in the music press recently about the return of Joe Cocker to the rock and roll fold after a ...

Joe Cocker: They Put Me In The Same Cell As A Bank Robber And A Murder Suspect

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, November 1972

IT SEEMS that life is still intent on batting Joe Cocker about the head with all the subtlety of a navvy driving a tin-tack into ...

Joe Cocker: 'With A Song In Your Heart'

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, November 1972

JOE COCKER has had a pretty heavy day of it so far. Two Australians had been gritting their teeth at him... 'Was it true that ...

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Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, January 1973

SO WHAT'S this? Joe Cocker talking to the Press? Can it be Sheffield's own recluse-superstar, the man who returned from the Godforsaken land of Rock'n'Roll ...

Joe Cocker: Roxy Theatre, L.A.

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, August 1974

IT MUST BE TOUGH to always be coming back instead of going ahead. Joe Cocker is always coming back, like flowers you'd forgotten had been ...

Joe Cocker: I Can Stand A Little Rain

Review by Michael Gray, Let It Rock, November 1974

ONE APPROACHES a new Joe Cocker album in the same way one peers back at a road accident – to see if what's there is ...

Joe Cocker: Stingray (A&M) *****

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, June 1976

IT SPEAKS VOLUMES that whatever the ups and downs of Joe Cocker's personal life when he gets back in the studio or out on the ...

Joe Cocker: Stingray (A&M)

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, July 1976

SPEAKING AS someone who knows little more about Joe Cocker than he does about me, I am perhaps not the most fitting person in the ...

Joe Cocker: Live In LA (Cube) ***

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, December 1976

THIS ALBUM opens with the unctuous voice of the compere saying "Thank you for your patience ladies and gentlemen" which has a certain irony as ...

Part Two Of The Joe Cocker Story

Retrospective and Interview by John Tobler, Blank Space, 1979

PICKING UP FROM last time, we left Joe and the Grease Band about to part company, and go home to England for a holiday. Now ...

Part Three of the Joe Cocker Story

Profile and Interview by John Tobler, Blank Space, May 1979

PICKING UP THE threads, the time is 1976, and between albums Joe Cocker was reported to have wanted to make a film about violence. Is ...

Joe Cocker: Sheffield Steel (Island)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, June 1982

LIFE IN THE upper echelons of Island Records would currently seem to be taking on a pleasingly surreal texture. One can just imagine the dialogue: ...

Joe Cocker's Island Renaissance

Report and Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, July 1982

THE NOONDAY sun has come and gone over the town of Nassau, the Bahamas, and Joe Cocker's afternoon boating party, which left port as proper ...

All Together Now: Joe Cocker

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, May 1992

After two decades blurred by addiction, tragedy and confusion, Joe Cocker is back in the saddle and preparing to mount a well-timed comeback. "I just ...

Half-Cocker Power

Interview by Edward Helmore, MOJO, October 1994

"MUSHING, UH, I MEAN MOSHING," says Joe Cocker when asked to explain the difference between Woodstocks '69 and '94, after playing a standout festival opener. ...

Joe Cocker: The Long Voyage Home

Review by Andy Gill, MOJO, February 1996

MARTIN KEELEY'S front cover photo for Joe Cocker's first album – named, of course, for his transformative cover of ‘With A Little Help From My ...

Joe Cocker: Soul Survivor

Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, The, October 2005

EVEN JOE COCKER finds it amusing he should be staying in his hotel in Denmark under an alias. After all, he's hardly fan-bait as a ...

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