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  • Rock Legend Joe Cocker dies at the age of 70John Robert Cocker, known to family, friends, his community and fans around the world as Joe Cocker, passed away on December 22 after a hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer. He was 70 years old.

    “Joe Cocker is a legendary artist of rock and blues history and yet he was one of the most humble men I've ever met. His iconic voice will forever be etched in our memories and our thoughts go out to Joe’s wife Pam and his family at this difficult time. Joe will live on in the hearts of millions of fans around the world.” Edgar Berger, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, International, who had signed Joe Cocker to Sony Music Entertainment.

    Joe Cocker was born May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, England where he lived until his early 20’s. An outstanding interpreter of songs, his successes include a Number One single in the UK in November 1968 with his version of the Beatles' ‘A Little Help from My Friends’. Joe's career took off considerably after he performed this song at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969.

    Cocker is also well known for his epic ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ Tour of 1970, which featured over 40 musicians touring 48 cities across the US, resulting in a third gold album by the same name and a concert film. Just over Ten years later, Cocker then won his first Grammy in 1983 on a duet with Jennifer Warnes called ‘Up Where We Belong’, the theme from the 1982 film ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’.

    Joe went onto receive an OBE (Order of The British Empire) in 2011 for his contribution to music. One of the most prolific artists of his era, Joe Cocker released 40 albums in his 50 year career. For more information regarding his career please go to

    Joe enjoyed long walks in the mountains with his dogs, fly fishing in the Black Canyon, playing snooker with friends and growing tomatoes in his greenhouse year-round.

    Joe Cocker is survived by his wife, Pam, of Crawford; his brother Victor Cocker of Norfolk, England; his step daughter, Zoey Schroeder of Stevenson Ranch, CA and two grandchildren, Eva & Simon Schroeder.

    A private memorial is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Cocker

    Kids’ Foundation, P.O. Box 404, Crawford, CO. 81415. Read More

    “Fire it Up – Live” is the sensational recording of the celebrated “Fire it Up – Live” European tour, that has delighted millions of fans since its kick off in March. This first live recording of a concert by Joe Cocker in 20 years is released in HD quality on 2 CDs, DVD and digitally. It features the highlights from his gold album “Fire It Up” as well as timeless hits like “With a Little Help of my Friends”, “You Can Leave Your Hat On”, “Unchain My Heart”, “Up Where We Belong”, and “You Are So Beautiful”. Director of the concert film is Nick Wickham, known for his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, and Rihanna. The complete show at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne in April and fantastic “Making Of” material not only document the special bond between Joe Cocker and his German fans but also half a century of music history. “Fire It Up – Live” is released on 4th October and can be preordered as of now. For a visual preview head to:


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    Millions have already witnessed the first part of the extremely successful “Fire It Up” tour – and the festival season, taking Joe Cocker and his excellent band throughout Europe until September, is just starting. All official dates at a glance:


    08/09/2013         Halden, Fredriksten Festning

    08/10/2013         Smögen, Smögenfestivalen

    08/11/2013         Hamburg, Stadtpark

    08/14/2013         Luxey, Festival Musicalarue

    08/16/2013         Monte Carlo, Sporting Summer Festival

    08/17/2013         Monte Carlo, Sporting Summer Festival

    08/18/2013         Bochum, Zeltfestival Ruhr

    08/21/2013         Pula, Roman Amphitheatre

    08/23/2013         Arbon, Summer Days Festival

    08/24/2013         Horsens, Rock I Lunden

    08/25/2013         Bad Brückenau, Bayerisches Staatsbad, Schlosspark

    08/27/2013         Coburg, Schloßplatz

    08/28/2013         Mönchengladbach, Warsteiner Hockeypark

    08/30/2013         Cottbus, Spreeauenpark

    08/31/2013         Esbjerg, The Musikhuset

    09/02/2013         Aachen, Kurpark Classix

    09/03/2013         Minsk, Minsk Arena

    09/05/2013         Switzerland, Festival du Chant du Gros

    09/06/2013         Châlons-en-Champagne, Foire en Scène Festival

    09/07/2013         St. Goarshausen/Loreley, Loreley Festival

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