Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Feelin Alright + Dont Need Nobody To Sing My Song + Whiter Shade Of Pale

In early 1972, after nearly two years away from music, Cocker went on tour with a group that Chris Stainton had formed….when he opened with a performance in Madison Square Garden….which was attended by about 20,000 people…..and after touring the United States, he embarked on a European tour where he played to large audiences in Milan and Germany…..then…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Feelin Alright – Sung Live In Concert

 “Feeling Alright“ is a song written by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic for their 1968 album by the same name of the band….which was originally released as a single….but it failed to chart in both the UK and the US….however, it did reach a position of # 123 on the Billboard Hot 100…..while Joe Cocker performed a more popular rendition…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Dont Need No One To Sing My Song – Sung Live In Concert

Joe Cocker, was an English singer…..who was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and distinctive renditions of popular songs of many different genres…..from rock n roll to blues to ballads to soul to pop et al…..as his recording of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” reached # 1 in the…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Sung Live In Concert

In 1982 Joe Cocker recorded the duet “Up Where We Belong” with Jennifer Warnes for the soundtrack of the film An Officer and a Gentleman…..as the song became an international hit….while reaching # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart….and winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo….plus, the duet also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song….and…

Music – 1976 – Joe Cocker + John Belushi – Feelin’ Alright – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

“Feelin’ Alright“ is a song written by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic for their eponymous 1968 album Traffic….which was also released as a single….while reaching # 123 on the US charts….but failed to chart in the UK….after which Joe Cocker performed a more popular rendition of the song….as both Traffic’s and Cocker’s versions appear in the 2012 movie Flight. The song had…

Music – Joe Cocker – Whiter Shade Of Pale & Sweet Lil Woman & Just Like Always

DOG COMMENTARY: John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician….who was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs….as he had a professional stage career from 1960 to 2013….and just months before his death in 2014. Joe…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Figure Skating – Ice Dancing

DOG ASIDE: Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing. It joined the World Figure Skating Championships in 1952….and became a Winter Olympic Games medal sport in 1976.  As in pair skating, dancers compete as a couple consisting of a man and a woman. Ice dance differs from pair skating…

Joe Cocker – Whiter Shade of Pale & Sweet Little Woman & Just Like Always

DOG ASIDE: Joe Cocker sings some classic rock from the 1960’s and 1970’s in this video with Whiter Shade of Pale, Sweet Little Woman and Just Like Always. Cocker was not a singer with a beautiful voice….but he was a singer of significant power, presence and presentation. He truly falls in the category of a…