John Robert Cocker was born in Sheffield, England, on May, 20th, 1944. His father, the civil servant, has given the chance to the guy to receive secondary education, and the further way has given to choose most. John has chosen: in the afternoon it earned additionally the pupil of the gas fitter, and at night acted in pubs. Changing a working uniform for a dark suit and a tie-butterfly, the beginning musician stepped on the stage under a name of Vance Arnold and executed known pop songs, ñîóë and a blues. Things from Reja Charles's repertoire (Ray Charles) «Whatd I Say» and «Georgia în My Mind» were its favourite numbers. The Bek-musicians accompanying John, called themselves The Avengers. Hour Õ for the Arnolda-cocker and its command has come in 1963 when they have won back unit on a scene Shefield City-hall before concert Rolling Stones. As eyewitnesses confirmed, Vans Arnold and the company looked very convincingly.
Gas welding it has been finished for ever. In England the new actor who was called by Joes Koker was born. In 1964 it silently and modestly debuted with a single «Ill Cry Instead», cover-version Beatles. Having collected new back-group Joe Cocker Big Blues, the singer has gone to get acquainted with public. At first with English - in the north of Great Britain, then with European - in the French province and on air bases of the USA located in territory of France. The American military men, basically natives of southern states, hospitably accepted the vociferous British. Frenchmen named it «small Rej Charles». Hide review