Autograph letter signed, one page - on the reverse of a postcard from Buenos-Aires-Sheraton Hotel), 8,5 x 3,75 inch, postmarked August 17, 1977, to Stuart Moseley (musician and friend in his hometown of Sheffild), written and signed in dark ink "Joe x", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a photograph, shows Joe Cocker on stage (altogether 10,25 x 13,75 inch), with some light creasing and browning to the edges - in fine condition.
"[...] Just leaving Buenos Aires heading for Brazil. Handwriting should explain the arsole of the world, but the kids love us. I am wondering about what happened to Kenny & Family. Eileen is back in L. A. doing us in Mexico. Take care. I love you."
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(1944-2014) English rock, blues and soul singer and musician
Year of Birth: 1944
Joe Cocker is a renowned British singer-songwriter, best known for his powerful blues and soul-infused voice. Cocker was born on May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, England. He grew up in a working-class family, the youngest of three children. Cocker's father was a civil servant and his mother was a housewife. Cocker was interested in music from a young age and began playing in local bands during his teenage years.
Cocker's first big break came in 1965 when he signed a recording contract with Decca Records and released his debut single, "I'll Cry Instead". His follow-up single, "Marjorine", was an even bigger hit and he began to build a fan base. He also began to make a name for himself on the live music scene, regularly performing in small clubs and pubs around Sheffield.
In 1968, Cocker released his breakthrough album, With A Little Help From My Friends. The album featured a number of hit singles, including the title track, which became one of his signature songs. The success of the album propelled Cocker to international stardom and he began to tour regularly, performing live shows around the world. Cocker's career continued to thrive and he released a string of successful albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including his Grammy Award-winning album, Unchain My Heart.
In addition to his solo career, Cocker was also a successful collaborator, working with a variety of other musicians, including Ray Charles, Carole King, and Eric Clapton. His duet with Jennifer Warnes on the song "Up Where We Belong" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1982. Cocker also made several appearances on television and in films, such as the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, in which he performed the title song.
Cocker continued to record and tour until the late 2000s, when he began to suffer from health problems. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2014 and underwent treatment, but was unable to fully recover. He passed away on December 22, 2014 at the age of 70. Cocker left behind a legacy of powerful and soulful music that will continue to influence and inspire generations to come.
Joe Cocker is remembered as one of the most influential and iconic singers of all time. His powerful voice and unique style of blues and soul music have made him an enduring figure in the music industry. His legacy will live on through his timeless music, which will continue to inspire musicians and fans for generations to come.
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