Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

Joe Cocker: R.I.P.

Nobody Flashes

The most spastic singer from the sixties died today at age 70 of lung cancer. I never saw him live, but I love the way he tears the heck out of this song. He had the ultimate blues voice, but was really hard to watch….entertaining, but weird.

Leon Russell is really cool too. I have seen him a lot in concert…one of the best.

R.I.P. Joe. We STILL have your records!



December 22, 2014 - Posted by | music |


  1. “We STILL have your records!” Yup, I have a Joe Cocker album, and several hundred others from the sixties and seventies. I haven’t played any of them in years. I was just skyping with my friend out West who has twice as many LPs as I do, plus about 1,000 45s. He never plays his, either. It’s more trouble than it’s worth to sell them on eBay, so I suppose they’ll all end up in the landfill.


    Comment by snopercod | December 22, 2014 | Reply

    • Me too…hundreds of albums and hundreds of old forty-five with the original sleeves on them. Selling them takes too much time, not to mention the postage.

      My MOTHER had an album called “I like IKE!” It was a 78 rpm that played a song that when “I like Ike..and Ike is good with a mike!” I kid you not. Eisenhower was her man.

      She was pretty upset when I accidentally sat on it when I was about six.


      Comment by Joyanna Adams | December 22, 2014 | Reply

  2. Love the difference in demeanor between Cocker and Russel. Russel almost looks like he’s going to sleep. I googled about Joe’s spatistic movements like singing. He is quoted as saying:

    Cocker: “Moving my hand around is subconscious with me. A lot of the time I’m more or less conducting the band, just keeping a feel. I don’t know why I do it. It’s just one of those things.”


    Comment by Daniel O'Brien (@DanielObrien42) | December 22, 2014 | Reply

    • Russell had the most incredible stare. You could see his eyes from the back row. Even though all that hair.


      Comment by Joyanna Adams | December 22, 2014 | Reply

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