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Joe Cocker Dead At 70

Joe Cocker was 70 years old.

Joe will live on in the hearts of countless enthusiasts across the world.”

Forty records were released by Cocker in a career. Produced May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, England where he resided until his early 20’s, Joe’s career took off well after he performed “Help” at the famous first Woodstock Festival in August 1969.

40 records were released by among the very most prolific musicians of his age, Cocker over his 50 year career. Then he chose his melody to Woodstock in 1969, and it afterwards became the theme song for the precious family sitcom “The Wonder Years.”

The Grammy award winner was known to get a powerhouse voice that was raspy together with his mesmerizing, convulsive onstage delivery. Cocker’s hits also contained top tunes like “Everybody Hurts” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.” In 1983, Cocker performed a duet for the film, An Officer and A Gentleman, which won Grammy and hit number 1 to the Billboard Hot 100.

Cocker is survived by his own wife, Pam, his brother Victor Cocker, his step daughter Zoey Schroeder and his two grandchildren.

10 Blues Films You Should Watch

Hollywood’s track record (and its company jazz) pictures is at best a one that is spotty. A lot of the efforts at cinematic characterization harassed by defective cast happen to be riddled with historical inaccuracies or sabotaged by woeful and/or insufficient scripts and dialog. But here are a couple that merit reference, even though a few of these definitely have their issues.

1. Jammin’ The Blues (1944)

2. Last of the Blue Devils (1980)

3. Leadbelly (1976)

4. Bluesland – Portraits in American Music (1993)

5. The Blues Brothers (1980)

6. The Commitments (1991)

7. Cadillac Records (2008)

8. Crossroads (1986)

9. Sounder (1972)

10. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Eric Clapton’s Blues

Not much may be said without repetition, other than maybe to propose devotees that were idolizing that he’s really not a demigod, but, finally, only an only fallible human being, a mere person guitar player-although a great one. Despise him or love him, Eric Clapton is the single most noticeable proponent of the old time blues who has turned more people onto the music as well as the conventional blues than anyone on earth and was. When they were spoken by Clapton all listened. Many began their investigation to follow the path of the early blues musicians who initially performed the music being covered by the large rockstars.

While Clapton plays the gamut of rock, pop and reggae music, and also would not be classified as a conventional blues musician, he’s kept his love for Robert Johnson particularly and for the genre. Clapton, an ardent blues performer, has become the front PR man for the country blues.

Not coincidentally, a few of the very most significant music in the music genre continues to be recorded by Clapton. His acoustic guitar covers of the standard blues have reached millions more listeners than almost any other blues record. Truly, a claim could be made the acoustic guitar blues wouldn’t be as popular as it’s now, were it not for this important star’s emphatic progress of the genre.

Moreover, one listen to his duet version of “Mean Old World” by Little Walter, as recorded through the Layla Sessions with Duane Allman, should quiet any critics. Eric Clapton is not as unimportant to the acoustic guitar blues as any bluesman.