Monday, December 22, 2014

RIP Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker has died at 70.

What a voice. What a performer. What a loss.

Rock-n-roll's vast and wondrous history has those occasional voices that come around and sound nothing like anyone before or since, voices which demand people snap to attention and take notice. Joe Cocker had one of those voices.

And rock-n-roll's vast and wondrous history is filled with those...what's the word?...those moments. Those times when the sheer power of the art form that is our beloved rock-n-roll comes to the fore and leaves something that is magical and indelible.

Joe Cocker gave the world (at least) one of those moments. Right here, a little more than 45 years ago.

Rest in peace, mate.

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