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Joe Cocker
Biographical Information

Sex:M
Age:66
Birth Date:May 20, 1944
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
Birth Name:John Robert Cocker
Birth Place:Sheffield, England
Website:http://www.cocker.com/

Occupation:singer

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JOE COCKER
Joe Cocker

Biography:Joe Cocker (born John Robert Cocker, May 20, 1944) is a rock/blues musician.

He started his musical career in the city of his birth Sheffield, England in some minor bands at the age of 15: the first band was the Avengers (under the stage name Vance Arnold), then Big Blues (1963), and then The Grease Band (1966). His first single was the first of several Beatles covers, "I'll Cry Instead".

After minor success in the UK with the single "Marjorine", he entered the big time with a groundbreaking rearrangement of "With a Little Help from My Friends," another Beatles cover, this time from the Sgt. Pepper's album, featuring lead guitar from Jimmy Page, which topped the UK chart in November 1968 for one week.

In 1969 he appeared at the Woodstock Music Festival, and had a second UK hit with the Leon Russell song "Delta Lady". He had further success covering Beatles tunes in 1970 with his version of "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" off their Abbey Road album. Though his British success proved difficult to sustain, he enjoyed several chart entries in the US with "Cry Me a River" and "Feelin' Alright". In 1970, his live cover of the Box Tops' hit "The Letter", which appeared on the live album Mad Dogs & Englishmen, became his first US Top Ten hit.

In 1969 he was featured on the American TV program The Ed Sullivan Show. Onstage, he often exhibited a physical intensity as he sang, and his unique stage presence was often spoofed by comedian John Belushi (including an impromptu duet when Joe was the guest musician on Saturday Night Live).

In the beginning of 1970s he had problems with drugs including alcohol that had a negative influence on his musical career. He managed to make a comeback in the 1980s and 1990s with several massive chart hits like:

Up Where We Belong, (Academy Award winning song written by Buffy Sainte-Marie and sung with Jennifer Warnes for the motion picture An Officer and a Gentleman); You Are So Beautiful; When The Night Comes; N'oubliez Jamais and Unchain my heart.


Chinese Horoscope for Joe Cocker
Includes characteristics and Vices
Joe Cocker's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 25, 1944 - February 12, 1945
Birthday: May 20, 1944

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Improvisation
Cunning
Stability
Leadership
Wit
Zeal
Vices:
Deceit
Ruse
Loquacity
Self-Involvement
Silliness
Opportunism


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Joe Cocker's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: May 20, 1944

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Joe Cocker's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: May 20, 2010

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

 

 

 

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