|born on||20 May 1944 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Sheffield, England, 53n23, 1w30|
|Timezone||GDWT h2e (is double war time)|
|Astrology data||28°58' 01°02 Asc. 27°56'|
British musician, a singer and drummer known for gutsy vocals and spastic gestures. Cocker joined his first group in 1959 with drums and harmonica, moving into lead vocals in 1961. A white soul-singer with brilliant phrasing, he rose to fame with the "Grease Band" in the mid '60s, putting out a string of hits, then with Leon Russell in the massive "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour in 1970.
His solo career was punctuated with bouts of excessive drugs and booze that created speculation on every tour about whether he'd make it through the night. At times he was so wasted that he could not remember what song it was, let alone the words, and even vomited or passed out on stage. While on the Australian tour he was arrested for drug possession.
By the late '90s, he was clean and dry, living comfortably in Aspen, CO at his Mad Dog Ranch.
On 22 December 2014, Cocker died of lung cancer at his home in Colorado at the age of 70.
- business associate/partner relationship with Russell, Leon (born 2 April 1942)
- Social : Joined group 1959 (Joined his first musical band)
- Work : Gain social status 1961 (Lead vocals)
- Social : Begin Travel 1970 (Mad Dogs tour)
Arthur Blackwell quotes Ruth F. Nobel from Cocker
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Heavy, rehab)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Heavy, rehab)
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (Arrested for possession of drugs)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Harmonica, drums)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession