John Robert ‘Joe’ Cocker – the legendary British rock and blues singer is known for his unique and gritty voice and passionate, idiosyncratic delivery style. He has won several awards, including the Grammy for his No 1 hit Up Where We Belong in duet with Jennifer Warnes, from the 1982 movie An Officer and a Gentleman.
The film’s producer, Don Simpson said, “The song is no good – it isn’t a hit.” but in addition to winning a Grammy, it also won Golden Globe, Oscar and BAFTA awards for Best Song.
The ‘Sheffield Soul Shouter’ is ranked 97 in Rolling Stones 100 greatest singers list. Joe signed by sketch backstage at his Christchurch, New Zealand concert in 1992