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Joe Cocker
May 20, 1944 -
Nationality: English
Category: Musician
Subcategory: English Musician

Europe is usually where I am usually galloping around.


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?


I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles, before we both get too old.


It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing if I can make it fit into my style.


Over the years, I've worked with just about everybody.


Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... you know in the '60s.


Unfortunately I was in New York when 9/11 happened.


The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then, as we come into the computer age.


I have always been a sucker for ballads, but you have to be careful these days, you can't overload people.


Yeah, one of the main ways is for songs that make me want to move.


Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people, it's a very weird place to be.


For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving.


Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.


I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling.


Don't go on American Idol, I think you'll spend the rest of your life living it down and I think it's getting kinda scary, isn't it?


I had a job when I was 16 at a gas fitter, which was a bit like a pipe fitter.


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.


Well, we have this place in Telluride, Colorado. It's somewhere I can just get away and relax and think.


I've been touring now since about '68.


It's nice to get a response from the artists that I cover.


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