LET'S GET TOGETHER SOON!
Join us for our next CODA social event.
CODA Monthly Social
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
3456 River Road Cincinnati, OH
We'll be looking for you there.
Sir John Robert "Joe" Cocker died recently (December
22) of lung cancer at his Colorado home at the age of 70.
Born in Sheffield,
England, he formed a skiffle group there at the age of 16 and one year later
began performing in British pubs- eventually opening for the Rolling Stones. By
1964 he earned a brief contract as a solo artist with Decca Records to little
success. He continued on though, and in 1968 recorded a #1 tune in England with
his version of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends"
(#68- US). Joe was asked to perform at Woodstock and afterwards, "She Came
In Through The Bathroom Window" from his second album earned him his first
American hit (#30-1970). Joe's "Mad Dogs And Englishmen" tour yielded
a live album and a #7 single- a cover of the Box Tops' "The Letter"
in 1970. Other hits included "Cry Me A River" (#11-1970),
"Feeling Alright" (#33-1972) and the Billy Preston composition,
"You Are So Beautiful" (#5) in 1975. His biggest American hit was a duet
with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong", from the movie "An
Officer And A Gentleman" (#1-1982), which the two performed at the Academy
Awards. Joe is remembered by many from John Belushi's imitations on
television's "Saturday Night Live" and the two famously performed
together on the show in 1976.