Today: Joe Cocker is 68

From Wikipedia:

John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock and blues singer, who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice, his idiosyncratic arm movements while performing, and his cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of the Beatles.

He is the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his #1 hit “Up Where We Belong“, a duet he performed with Jennifer Warnes. He was ranked #97 on Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest singers list.

You are so beautiful:

Album choice is fairly simple: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Other May-20:

Let i be (movie) was released in the UK:


Let It Be is a 1970 documentary film about The Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. The film features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original Beatles release.
The film was originally planned as a television documentary which would accompany a concert broadcast. When plans for a broadcast were dropped, the project became a feature film. Although the film does not dwell on the dissension within the group at the time, it provides some glimpses into the dynamics that would lead to The Beatles’ break-up.

The film has not been officially available since the 1980s, although original and bootleg copies of home video releases still circulate. The film’s director Michael Lindsay-Hogg has stated that the film may be released on DVD and Blu-ray sometime in 2013

Not that much else to report today… but I have some concerts & Cher (and a little bit about The Beatles):

  • Bob Dylan starts a 3-day run at the “The Great Music Experience” – Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan in 1994.
    We’ll come back to this one in a couple of days..
  • Bob Dylanplays @ ABC Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1966. Furthermore @ Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara, California in 1995.
  • Bruce Springsteenplays Stafford – England in 1981, RDS Arena Dublin – Ireland in 1993, Boston in 2005 & Oslo, Norway in 2006. Oslo – 2006

  • Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American recording artist, television personality, actress, director, record producer and philanthropist. Referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes and a Cannes Film Festival Award among others for her work in film, music and television. She is the only person in history to have received all of these awards. Cher began her career as a backup singer and later came to prominence as one half of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher with the success of their song “I Got You Babe” in 1965.
…and BBC banned The Beatles’ A Day in the life in 1967 because of the “drug references”

– Egil

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