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John Robert “Joe” Cocker was born on the 20th of May 1944, in Sheffield, West Yorkshire, England, and was an English rock and soul singer, widely acknowledged as ‘one of the voices of rock’, who rose to fame in the 1960s. He passed away in 2014.

Best known for performing cover songs, how rich was Joe Cocker? Sources estimate his net worth was at $60 million dollars, earned during his more than 50-year career in the music industry.

Joe Cocker Net Worth $60 Million

Cocker attended Sheffield Central Technical School, and began his working career as a gasfitter for the East Midlands Gas Board. In his free time, he played music in local pubs under the stage name Vance Arnold, accompanied by his backing band, The Cavaliers, later known as The Avengers. With Cocker’s highly distinctive, gritty, bluesy voice, they achieved some success, supporting both The Hollies and The Rolling Stones, in 1963. In 1964, Cocker signed with Decca Records and released a single, a cover of The Beatles track “I’ll Cry Instead”, but actually disliked the song intensely, and refused to perform it on stage. When the track didn’t become a hit, his contract with Decca lapsed, and he returned to work as a gasfitter.

Persuaded by his manager, Cocker left the north and moved to London in 1967. It wasn’t until 1968, when Cocker released his second Beatles cover, “With a Little Help from My Friends”, that he achieved the major success that had thus far eluded him. The song, which featured Jimmy Page and Steve Winwood, went to number one in the UK singles chart, and stayed in the top ten for thirteen weeks. In 1969, he had a second hit, “Delta Lady” and performed at Woodstock with The Grease Band. He began to be characterised by the unusual and eccentric way he would move whilst on stage, making wild flailing movements with his arms.

Cocker would spend the next year on the “Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour”, accompanied by forty other artists, both his mental and physical health waning as a result of his gruelling schedule. He developed problems with alcohol addiction, which affected his vocal abilities, and often left him unable to remember lyrics whilst on stage. He was arrested in Australia in 1972 for possession of marijuana.

In 1974, Cocker returned to the charts with the ballad “You Are So Beautiful”. In 1983, he won a Grammy for the song “Up Where We Belong”, a duet with Jennifer Warnes, from the soundtrack of the film “An Officer and a Gentleman”. The song reached number one in the US charts and held the position for three weeks. During the 1990s, he continued to have some success, but found his career slowing, although In 1993, he was nominated for a BRIT award for Best British Male. His last studio album, “Fire It Up”, was released by Sony in 2012. It was his twenty second, and went platinum in Germany.

His many accolades include being listed in Rolling Stones magazine’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”, an OBE for Services to Music, and two Goldene Kamera awards.

In his personal life, Cocker succumbed to lung cancer in December 2014, survived by his wife of twenty seven years, Pam Baker.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Entire Life 1996 performer: "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Friends 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
En el aire 1995 performer: "Bird on a Wire"
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Blown Away 1994 performer: "Take Me Home"
The Simpsons TV Series 1 episode, 1990 performer - 1 episode, 1994
Derrick TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Heartbeat 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Carlito's Way 1993 performer: "You Are So Beautiful"
Sleepless in Seattle 1993 performer: "Bye Bye Blackbird"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Benny & Joon 1993 performer: "CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME"
The Wonder Years 1991-1993 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Bodyguard 1992 performer: "Trust in Me"
The Cutting Edge 1992 performer: "Feels like Forever"
Full House 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document 1990 Video documentary performer: "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Woodstock: The Lost Performances 1990 Video documentary performer: "Let's Go Get Stoned"
An Innocent Man 1989 performer: "When the Night Comes"
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1988 Documentary performer: "The Letter", "With a Little Help from my Friends"
Miami Vice 1985-1988 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Bull Durham 1988 performer: "When a Woman Loves a Man"
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary performer: "Unchain My Heart", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", " Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher"
Harry and the Hendersons 1987 performer: "Love Lives On"
Zabou 1987 performer: "Now That You're Gone"
9½ Weeks 1986 performer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
Wildcats 1986 performer: "We Stand Alone" / writer: "We Stand Alone"
Solid Gold 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Teachers 1984 performer: "Edge of a Dream"
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special performer: "Up Where We Belong"
An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 performer: "Up Where We Belong" 1982
Modern Romance 1981 performer: "YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Handle with Care 1977 performer: "You Are So Beautiful"
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Confessions of a Male Groupie 1971 performer: "Feelin' Alright" - uncredited
Mad Dogs & Englishmen 1971 Documentary writer: "Change in Louise"
Groupies 1970 Documentary performer: "DELTA LADY"
Woodstock 1970 Documentary performer: "With A Little Help From My Friends"
The Mike Douglas Show 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Music Scene 1969 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bridget Jones's Baby 2016 performer: "Up Where We Belong"
Quantico 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Straight Outta Compton 2015 writer: "California Love"
Parks and Recreation 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Per(si)keitimas 2015 Short performer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
UK Championship Snooker 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Breakfast 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Universum 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Masters Snooker 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hello Ladies 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
That Music Show 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary performer: "Space Captain"
Flight 2012/I performer: "Feelin' Alright"
Stars 80 2012 performer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 writer: "California Love"
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro 2011 performer: "Many Rivers to Cross"
Battle Los Angeles 2011 writer: "California Love"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Igualita a mi 2010 performer: "What's Going On"
Marmaduke 2010 writer: "California Love"
Iron Man 2 2010 writer: "California Love" Single Version
Cold Case 2004-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Cleveland Show 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2006-2010 TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes
Valentine's Day 2010/I writer: "California Love"
Gonger 2 - Das Böse kehrt zurück 2010 TV Movie "You can leave your hat on"
Miranda 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
...Sings The Beatles 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Everything Is Terrible: The Movie 2009 Video performer: "You Are So Beautiful"
Wir sind Kaiser 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Queridos Amigos 2008 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Across the Universe 2007 performer: "Come Together"
Patinando por un sueño 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Memòries de la tele 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Skins 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 performer: "Feelin' Alright" 1968
The Wire 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
UFC 59: Reality Check 2006 TV Special writer: "California Love" - uncredited
Everybody Hates Chris 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sunday Driver 2005 Documentary writer: "California Love"
Underclassman 2005 writer: "California Love Original Version"
South Park 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
House M.D. 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "Woman to Woman" / writer: "Woman to Woman" - as John Cocker
Layer Cake 2004 performer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
High Chaparall 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Walking Tall 2004 performer: "Feelin' Alright"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 1999-2004 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary performer: "With A Little Help From My Friends", "All You Need Is Love"
Door to Door 2002 TV Movie performer: "You Are So Beautiful"
Lucky Numbers 2000 performer: "Bad Bad Sign"
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary performer: "With a Little Help From My Friends"
Meilleur espoir féminin 2000 performer: "N'oubliez jamais"
Anke 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Play It to the Bone 1999 performer: "Dangerous Mood"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Love Letter 1999 performer: "feelin' Alright"
Finding Graceland 1998 performer: "Wayward Soul"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie writer: "California Love" - uncredited
Der König von St. Pauli 1998 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Vicar of Dibley 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Esrim plus 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spuren eines Abenteurers - Das ungewöhnliche Leben des Friedrich von Ledebur 1982 TV Movie documentary singer: song title
Disco 2 1970 TV Series musician - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Across the Universe 2007 Bum / Pimp / Mad Hippie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2015 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night of the Proms: Classic Meets Pop 2015 TV Movie Himself - Singer
Österreich-Bild 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Universum 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Night of the Proms 2013 TV Series Himself - Singer
Joe Cocker: Fire It Up Live 2013 Video Himself
Mein Sommer '88 - Wie die Stars die DDR rockten 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
C 2012 TV Series Himself
Joe Cocker: Live in Los Angeles 2012 Video Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Joe Cocker: Live at Woodstock 1994 2012 Video Himself
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge 2010 Himself
NDR Talk Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2004-2010 TV Series Himself
American Idol 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Parkinson 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Later... With Jools Holland 1996-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
TV total 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
¡Mira quién baila! 2007 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
La méthode Cauet 2007 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Barend en Van Dorp 2004 TV Series Himself - Performer
Tout le monde en parle 2004 TV Series Himself
Lo + plus 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The British Invasion 2004 Video short Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2004 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Jubilee Girl 2002 TV Movie Himself
The Panel 2002 TV Series Himself
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
Først & sist 2002 TV Series Himself
The Best of Music Flashback Television Shows: Featuring Music Scene and Hullabaloo 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Joe Cocker: The Soul Experience 2001 Video short documentary Himself
Joe Cocker in Concert 2001 Video Himself
Inwazja mocy RMF FM: Joe Cocker i inni w Lodzi 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 2000 Video documentary Himself
Z niewielka pomoca moich przyjaciol. Joe Cocker 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Austin City Limits 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
My Generation 2000 Documentary Himself
Música sí 1999-2000 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Vivement dimanche 1999-2000 TV Series Himself
Millionär gesucht! - Die SKL Show 2000 TV Series Himself
Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Die Lotto-Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Mundo VIP 1996-1999 TV Series Himself
BingoLotto 1999 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself
Behind the Music 1998-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Eros & Friends 1998 TV Movie documentary Performer
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-1998 TV Series Himself
Bill Clinton: Rock & Roll President 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Joe Cocker: Across from Midnight 1997 Video documentary Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 1997 TV Series Himself
Die goldene Kamera 1997 1997 TV Movie Himself
Joe Cocker: Have a Little Faith 1996 Video documentary Himself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Joe Cocker: Organic 1996 TV Movie Himself
Woodstock '94 1995 Video documentary Himself
Schmidteinander 1994 TV Series Himself
Verstehen Sie Spaß? 1994 TV Series Himself
Woodstock Diary 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Michael Ball 1994 TV Series Himself
The Best of Joe Cocker Live 1992 Video documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Herself
Aspel & Company 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rockopop 1992 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Primero izquierda 1991 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Leyendas de la guitarra 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Die Mike Krüger Show 1991 TV Series Himself (Guest)
Rock in Rio 1991 TV Series Himself
Woodstock: The Lost Performances 1990 Video documentary Himself
Pero ¿esto qué es? 1989-1990 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
Viva el espectáculo 1990 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
¡1990! 1990 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Zomerrock 1989 TV Series Himself
Mamas & the Papas: Straight Shooters 1989 Documentary Himself
Get Out the Vote 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
James Brown & Friends: Set Fire to the Soul 1988 Video documentary Himself
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1988 Documentary Himself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
Sábado noche 1988 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Viaje con nosotros 1988 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Àngel Casas Show 1988 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Live from Her Majesty's 1987 TV Series Himself
ZDF Hitparade 1987 TV Series Himself
A '60s Reunion with Bill Graham: A Night at the Fillmore 1986 TV Movie Himself
Motown Returns to the Apollo 1985 TV Special HImself
Solid Gold 1985 TV Series Himself
Musicourt 1983 Video Himself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Performer
Musikladen 1983 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1976-1983 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops 1983 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Ray Charles: A Man & His Soul 1983 TV Movie Himself
Sympathy for the Devil 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
Mad Dogs & Englishmen 1971 Documentary Himself
Beat-Club 1968-1971 TV Series Himself
Groupies 1970 Documentary Himself
Playboy After Dark 1970 TV Series Singer
Woodstock 1970 Documentary Himself
This Is Tom Jones 1970 TV Series documentary Himself
Disco 2 1970 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Popcorn 1969 Documentary Himself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1969 TV Series Himself - Musician
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jolie poupée 1968 TV Movie Himself
Time for Blackburn 1968 TV Series Himself
Stars and Garters 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
RTL Nachtjournal 2014 TV Series Himself
Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience 2014 Short Himself
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Himself
George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 Documentary Himself
20 to 1 2006-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2010 TV Series Himself - Performer
...Sings The Beatles 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Woodstock: Now & Then 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Memòries de la tele 2007 TV Series Himself
50 y más 2005 TV Movie Himself
The Beatles Revolution 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself - Woodstock performer (uncredited)
BingoLotto 2000 TV Series Himself
Oscar's Greatest Moments 1992 Video documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1973 TV Series Himself
Rock City 1973 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Golden Camera for Lifetime Achievement Golden Camera, Germany Music International
1997 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best Music International


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#Fact
1 His favorite albums included "The Genius of Ray Charles" by Ray Charles, "Extension of a Man" by Donny Hathaway, "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" by Aretha Franklin and "Talking Book" by Stevie Wonder (Source: Mojo magazine).
2 His favorite songs were "Respect" by Aretha Franklin, "Rock Island Line" by Lonnie Donegan, "All Along The Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix, "Rag Mama Rag" by The Band, "Layla" by Derek & The Dominos, "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" by Muddy Waters, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel, "Forty Thousand Headmen" by Traffic, "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye and "Whole Lotta Shakin'" by Jerry Lee Lewis (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
3 He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to music.
4 Used to work on the Gas Board.
5 In a now-famous performance on the television show Saturday Night Live (1975), he appeared on stage singing "Feelin' All Right", when cast member John Belushi, wearing near identical clothes, entered the stage and stood next to Cocker, doing an incredible impersonation of him. The two sang the lines of the song alternately. A music critic wrote of the performance, "John Belushi sounded more like Cocker than Cocker did!".

#Quote
1 [on his distinctive scream when performing] People go, "Wow, what's that all about?". It's a falsetto really, and it takes a bit of learning. I just discovered it by accident by getting excited one night. I just did this yell, and I was like "What was that?". So that's how it came to be in "Little Help". I did it when we were first learning the song and it became an integral part of it.
2 I have sung to large crowds since then, and there is a feeling that once you get over 100,000 people, you kind of lose the control element, you don't know if you are really getting through or not.
3 Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
4 Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them.
5 Yeah, one of the main ways is for songs that make me want to move.
6 I have always been a sucker for ballads, but you have to be careful these days, you can't overload people.
7 Well, we have this place in Telluride, Colorado. It's somewhere I can just get away and relax and think.
8 Don't go on American Idol (2002), I think you'll spend the rest of your life living it down and I think it's getting kinda scary, isn't it?
9 Back then, I and most rockers, loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... you know in the '60s.
10 Europe is usually where I am usually galloping around.
11 Unfortunately, I was in New York when 9/11 happened.
12 It's nice to get a response from the artists that I cover.
13 It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing if I can make it fit into my style.
14 I've been touring now since about '68.
15 I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling.
16 I had a job when I was 16 at a gas fitter, which was a bit like a pipe fitter.
17 It's interesting, as I said on the last tour in America, the audience actually came out, they had to have been the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents, you know what I mean?
18 For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving.
19 God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?
20 Over the years, I've worked with just about everybody.
21 Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people, it's a very weird place to be.
22 I was in Germany when the wall came down.
23 I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles, before we both get too old.
24 The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then, as we come into the computer age.

#Trademark
1 Raspy voice
2 Contorted himself on stage as if he were wringing his voice out of his body
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