Post a memory of Joe Cocker
• Memory Post Joe Cocker
This voice we know from many other - husky, strong, filled with emotion. Joe Cocker - man blues, sincere in music and on stage. He died on the night of Monday, December 22.
He began singing at age 17, when he realized that he could not live without music. It was only later performances were the opening act for The Rolling Stones and friendship with The Beatles - he won his last version of their hit "With a Little Help from My Friends". At the beginning of his career, he sang songs of Chuck Berry and Ray Charles on the scenes of his native Sheffield clubs.
Then there was the Woodstock Festival and the Conquest of America. There were awards, new album (only 40) and again awards. Long tours around the world and a relaxing stay in their own home in Colorado. His last concert bluesman gave in the summer of 2014 in London. All in all, he dedicated the scene more than 50 years. And we are very grateful to him for that - for the excellent sincere music.
"I can listen to any music, I am always inspired by new music. Not listening to other artists, it is impossible to work on yourself. "
"To teach singing I will not undertake. Let the young men themselves will find yourself, as I "did in its time.
"I was lucky that in my long career I have recorded a few songs with which many people relate their personal vivid memories."
"You know, in recent years, I get at a consistently high level. But the mid-seventies was very dark time for me. I have had problems with alcohol. When I ask, "Joe, then what happened to you" - I can not even really explain anything. On it and the "dark time". "
"In fact, still full of energy in me. But if I ever get to the stage and I feel that people do not want to see me, just say to yourself, "It is enough. '"
"This year I am turning 69 years old. But inside me - the same young guy who just recently came on the scene. You see, when I sing, my body feels the same things as when I began my career ... Yes, I love my age. Of course yes".
Joe Cocker died on December 22, 2014, he was 70 years old.