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Chris Rea - 100% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Anton Rea, 4 March 1951, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. Rea is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with a wide following throughout Europe. Of Irish/Italian parentage, he grew up in the north-east of England where his family owned an ice cream parlour. Rea’s first band was Magdalene, a local band in which he replaced David Coverdale, who ha Read more

Eric Clapton - 86% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Blues Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England. The world’s premier living rock guitarist will be forever grateful to his grandparents, for they gave him his first guitar. The young Eric was raised by his grandparents Rose and Jack Clapp when his natural mother could not face bringing up an illegitimate child at the age of 16. He received a £14 acousti Read more

Dire Straits - 64% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Few groups can claim to be synonymous with a lifestyle, but Dire Straits are an exception, whether they like it or not. Brothers In Arms, released in 1985, established them as the first real darlings of the compact disc 20-something generation that grew out of the boom years of the 80s. Their accessible, traditional blues-based music made them perfect for the massive, mature, r Read more

Gary Moore - 61% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Blues Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert William Gary Moore, 4 April 1952, Belfast, Northern Ireland. This talented, blues-influenced singer and guitarist joined his first major band, Skid Row, when he was 17 years old - initially with Phil Lynott, who left after a few months to form Thin Lizzy. Skid Row continued as a three-piece, with Brendan Shiels (bass) and Noel Bridgeman (drums). They relocated from Be Read more

Smokie - 59% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pop band from Bradford, Yorkshire, England was formed by school friends Chris Norman (25 October 1950, Redcar, Yorkshire, England; vocals), Terry Uttley (guitar), and Alan Silson (bass). The three were previously together in 1966 with a band titled the Elizabethans. Turning professional in 1968, they changed their name to Kindness, performing at holiday camps and ballro Read more

Ten Years After - 55% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Nottingham, England, as the Jaybirds in 1965, they abandoned their pedestrian title for a name that slotted in with the booming underground progressive music scene. The quartet of Alvin Lee (19 December 1944, Nottingham, England; guitar/vocals), Chick Churchill (b. 2 January 1949, Mold, Flint/Clywd, Wales; keyboards), Ric Lee (b. 20 October 1945, Cannock, Staffords Read more

Derek & The Dominos - 54% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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Eric Clapton (Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England), formed this short-lived band in May 1970 following his departure from the supergroup Blind Faith and his brief involvement with the down-home loose aggregation of Delaney And Bonnie And Friends. He purloined three members of the latter; Carl Radle (b. 24 August 1942, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, d. 3 Read more

Mick Jagger - 54% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Philip Jagger, 26 July 1943, Dartford, Kent, England. The celebrated singer of the Rolling Stones, Jagger has become less a pop star than a media icon. Initially a shy, middle-class student at the London School of Economics, his love of blues, distinctive vocal style and charismatic stage persona marked him out as an original. The image of Jagger has arguably been as Read more

The Yardbirds - 53% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal UK R&B outfit was formed in London in 1963 when Keith Relf (22 March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England, d. 14 May 1976; vocals, harmonica) and Paul Samwell-Smith (b. 8 May 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England; bass), both members of semi-acoustic act the Metropolis Blues Quartet, joined forces with Chris Dreja (b. 11 November 1944, Surbiton, Surrey, England; rhythm Read more

Hank Wilson - 52% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Leon Russell - 52% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Claude Russell Bridges, 2 April 1942, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA. The many talents of Russell include that of singer, songwriter, producer, arranger, entrepreneur, record company executive and multi-instrumentalist. While he tasted great honours as a solo star in the early 70s, it is his all-round contribution, much of it in the background, that has made him a vitally important f Read more

Mark Knopfler - 52% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1949, Glasgow, Scotland. This homely ex-teacher was UK band Dire Straits main asset through his skill as a composer, a tuneful if detached vocal style - and a terse, resonant fretboard dexterity admired by Eric Clapton and Chet Atkins, both of whom sought his services for studio and concert projects in the 80s. Courted also by movie directors to score incidental mu Read more

Paul Rodgers - 52% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1949, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. The former Bad Company and Firm vocalist originally came to prominence as the frontman of the late 60s/early 70s blues rock band Free, but his solo career got off to a poor start with 1983’s Cut Loose. Other ventures included a collaboration with former Small Faces / Who drummer Kenney Jones as the Law Read more

Janis Joplin - 51% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Documentaries Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 January 1943, Port Arthur, Texas, USA, d. 4 October 1970, Hollywood, California, USA. Having made her performing debut in December 1961, this expressive singer subsequently enjoyed a tenure at Houston’s Purple Onion club. Drawing inspiration from Bessie Smith and Odetta, Joplin developed a brash, uncompromising vocal style quite unlike accustomed folk Madonnas Joan B Read more

Carlos Santana - 50% match to Joe Cocker

Genres: Pop / Rock
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