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Joe Cocker performs live in concert at the Hammersmith Apollo - London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th May 2013

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Joe Cocker Sunday 7th August 2011 performing live at Albufeira Pine Cliffs Summer Gala 2011 Algarve, Portugal

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Woodstock Review


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The appeal of Woodstock isn't as a concert film, though there are some great performances that hold up 40 years later. The film is a historical document, representing the zenith of the peace and love movement of the 1960s, and music's integral role in that equation. If you were born in the '70s or '80s, your take on the 1960s might consist of news clips and cultural caricatures. Director Michael Wadleigh sets the record straight.

For those whose musical history begins with Fall Out Boy, Woodstock was a three-day festival of "peace and music" held in upstate New York 40 years ago. All of the big musical acts of the day performed: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and The Who. The organizers expected 50,000 people each day, but due to several factors, 500,000 attended, braving rain and a lack of facilities to have a generation-defining experience on Max Yasger's farm.

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Joe Cocker Tuesday 26th August 2008 performs at Gilboa Coexistence Festival Afula, Israel

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Joe Cocker and his band performing live in concert at the State Theatre Wednesday 6th February 2008 Joe Cocker and his band performing live in concert at the State Theatre Sydney, Australia

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Joe Cocker Saturday 3rd November 2007 Avo Session 2007 concert series at Messe Basel Basel, Switzerland

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Across The Universe Trailer


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Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson

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Joe Cocker "Physically Damaged" By Substance Abuse


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Joe Cocker, the 'Up Where We Belong' singer, was left "physically damaged" by years of drug and alcohol addiction, hampering his performances in the 1970s. He has stated that around a third of all the gigs he played in that era were unsatisfactory, as his ability to perform was damaged by the substance abuse. 

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Cocker revealed that: "I was living on a liquid diet. I would start drinking at 11 in the morning and be pretty wasted by the evening. People have said that I played some amazing gigs in the Seventies, but in all honesty, I probably played one good show in three. I used to get so carried away while I was on stage that I'd be physically damaged by the end of a concert. I had a problem with cocaine and then with heroin. I wasn't injecting heroin, I was only sniffing it. But I was still amazed at how quickly you could become addicted. As soon as I realised what was going on, I was able to move on. But it took its toll. I came close to the edge." 

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Joe Cocker

Date of birth

20th May, 1944

Date of death

22nd December, 2014

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.74


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