Joe Cocker Net Worth
Joe Cocker Net Worth: Joe Cocker was an English rock and blues singer who had a net worth of $60 million. Joe Cocker was born May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Cocker came into popularity in the '60s. He was known for his gritty voice, his spasmodic body movements and his cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of The Beatles. His cover of The Beatles' A Little Help from My Friends reached No. 1 in the U.K. in 1968. He performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969. His 1975 hit single You Are So Beautiful reached No. 5 in the US. Joe Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for Up Where We Belong, a duet with Jennifer Warnes. In 1993, he was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male and in 2007 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Cocker was ranked No. 97 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list. After a slow start to his musical career (working under the name Vance Arnold), Joe Cocker found his sweet spot singing rock and soul in the pubs of England with his superb backing group, the Grease Band. He hit No. 1 in the U.K. in 1968 with his version of the Beatles' (With) A Little Help From My Friends and a second British hit came with a version of Leon Russell's Delta Lady in 1969 (by then Leon Russell was also Cocker's musical director) and both of his albums, (With) A Little Help from My Friends and Joe Cocker! (1969), went gold in America. In 1970, his cover of the Box Tops hit The Letter became his first U.S. Top Ten. Cocker's first peak of success came when Leon Russell organized the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour of 1970, featuring Cocker and over 40 others and resulting in a third gold album and a concert film. Subsequent efforts were less popular and problems with alcohol (both on and off stage) reduced Cocker's once-powerful voice to a labored rasp, but he returned to the U.S. Top Ten with the romantic ballad You Are So Beautiful in 1975. He charted during the '90s, albeit with less frequency, releasing Across from Midnight (1997), No Ordinary World (1999), Respect Yourself appeared (2002), covers album Heart & Soul (2004), European release Hymn for My Soul featuring cover versions of songs by Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and John Fogerty (2007), a Live at Woodstock performance (2009), Hard Knocks—his first studio album in three years—released in Europe and Cocker's 23rd studio album (2012). Fire It Up, issued in 2012 on Sony. Joe died on December 22, 2014 at the age of 70. He had been battling lung cancer.