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A collection of quotes and sayings by Joe Cocker on work, heart, music, world, thoughts, fever, soul, end, me, edge, difficult, love, feeling, singing, age and old.

50 Great Quotes By Joe Cocker That Will Get You In Your Groove

Quick Facts

Famous As: Singer & Musician

Born On: May 20, 1944

Died On: December 22, 2014

Born In: Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK

Died At Age: 70

Joe Cocker was a celebrated English musician and singer. He was distinguished for his sporadic body movements and plucky voice. In 1968, ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’, his rearranged song with ‘Beatles’ became a rage in the UK. TV series ‘The Wonder Years’ used his version as their theme song. He bagged numerous awards and accolades for his music and songs which included ‘Grammy Award’. He was also awarded a bronze ‘Sheffield Legends’ plague in 2007. For his outstanding services to music he was also awarded an OBE at Buckingham Place in 2008. We have rounded some interesting, motivating, enlightening and famous quotes and sayings by Joe Cocker which have been corralled from his lyrics, songs, thoughts, interviews, works, public utterances and life. Presenting popular and notable quotable quotes and thoughts by Joe Cocker.
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Rock and roll came into my life when I was about 12, 13, when Little Richard and Chuck Berry had just started hitting the shores of England.

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There are people who'll dismiss me as 'just' a singer. That's how it is, how it's always been, but just because I'm not hunched over a piece of paper with a pen in my hand doesn't mean I'm not putting in the graft.

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I never picked up a guitar as a kid, partly because my dad didn't want the noise in our little back-to-back in Sheffield.

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I think to be a good songwriter, you have to be able to play an instrument.

Joe Cocker

I used to get so carried away while I was on stage that I'd be physically damaged by the end of a concert.

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I always encourage my promoter to see if we can go someplace new. And he'll go, 'OK, how about Armenia?'

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I used to slap my hip to keep a beat.

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In me soul, I'm gentle.

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I could never deny myself bein' an artist.

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I'm no good at breakin' off with people.

Joe Cocker

I like to use effects, but a lot of the time I just can't deal with these tracks with all these artificial sounds.

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When I used to put an album out, I knew everyone on the charts. There weren't that many bands. Now, I couldn't even name half the new groups.

Joe Cocker

People have said I played some pretty amazing gigs in the seventies, but in all honesty, I probably played one good show in three.

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When I look back, I didn't take care of myself at all.

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I'm getting older; you realise you are on the countdown of what you are doing, so performing means more than it ever did to me.

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I don't think you can live as long as I have in rock n' roll and not take a few hard knocks.

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Well, we have this place in Telluride, Colorado. It's somewhere I can just get away and relax and think.

Joe Cocker

It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing if I can make it fit into my style.

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Yeah, one of the main ways is for songs that make me want to move.

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For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving.

Joe Cocker

Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.

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It's nice to get a response from the artists that I cover.

Joe Cocker

Don't go on American Idol, I think you'll spend the rest of your life living it down and I think it's getting kinda scary, isn't it?

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I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles, before we both get too old.

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Over the years, I've worked with just about everybody.

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Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people, it's a very weird place to be.

Joe Cocker

I have sung to large crowds since then, and there is a feeling that once you get over 100,000 people, you kind of lose the control element, you don't know if you are really getting through or not.

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I have always been a sucker for ballads, but you have to be careful these days, you can't overload people.

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Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them.

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It's interesting, as I said on the last tour in America, the audience actually came out, they had to have been the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents, you know what I mean?

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I had a job when I was 16 at a gas fitter, which was a bit like a pipe fitter.

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Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... you know in the '60s.

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Unfortunately I was in New York when 9/11 happened.

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I was in Germany when the wall came down.

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I've been touring now since about '68.

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Europe is usually where I am usually galloping around.

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To be on the road, even if you're not that happy, is all right, as long as I'm pourin' me heart into it.

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God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?

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The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then, as we come into the computer age.

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'You Are So Beautiful,' I think, is probably the, you know, the strongest tune I ever did in just the simplicity in it.

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I think the only thing I would've ever been any good at was probably being a pub landlord. I've thought of that a couple of times.

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I still like the stuff from the old days: Marvin Gaye, Donnie Hathaway.

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I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling.

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In the end, I don't think you can find soul. Soul finds you.

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Making music, if you're a real musician, you carry on regardless in this world.

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My strongest audiences are in Germany and France - they stuck with me through my dark days in the '70s.

Joe Cocker

A lot of times when you're young and carefree, you don't realize, when you tip over the edge, how difficult it is to climb back in.

Joe Cocker

If you're going to have a cabin fever, have a big cabin, you know.

Joe Cocker

I have one message for young musicians around the world: Stay true to your heart, believe in yourself, and work hard.

Joe Cocker

A lot of times, it's nice to open, because the heat's off you. You just go out and blast your set and say to whoever's going to finish, 'There you go.' Even though when you first start, people are drifting in, and that's kind of a bit disconcerting.

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