English musician and actor, born in the North of England in May 1944 is most memorable for his cover version of The Beatles hit "With a Little Help from My Friends" and other hits which he sang at Woodstock Festival in 1969.
He started out his musical career in his home town of Sheffield, playing the pubs and clubs. In 1963, Cocker and his group supported The Rolling Stones at Sheffield City Hall then went onto sign his first single, another cover of The Beatles hit "I'll Cry Instead". He then joined The Grease Band for a short time before recording a solo single "Marjorine", The Grease Band desolved shortly after.
During the 60's, Joe toured the UK with the likes of The Who, Marmalade and Gene Pitney then went on to tour the US where he was becoming well known. After performing at Woodstock in 69', Joe released his second album "Joe Cocker!" which was to great commercial success. During the years of touring worldwide, Joe suffered from alcoholism and drug addiction, this continued for a long time but did not stop 'The Mad Dog' from performing and is still going strong to date.