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Mad Dogs & Englishmen (1971)

GP  -  Documentary | Music  -  24 July 1971 (Japan)
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This classic concert from Joe Cocker was filmed at the Metropol in Berlin on October 31st 1970 with Cocker in fine voice on a strong set with many of his most famous tracks including "Delta... See full summary »

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This classic concert from Joe Cocker was filmed at the Metropol in Berlin on October 31st 1970 with Cocker in fine voice on a strong set with many of his most famous tracks including "Delta Lady", "Cry Me A River", "The Letter", "You Are So Beautiful" and his definitive take on the Lennon & McCartney classic "With A Little Help From My Friends". Also included are some rarer tracks including his versions of "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". Written by Anonymous

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62 hours of footage were shot for the film. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

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Change in Louise
Written by Joe Cocker and Chris Stainton
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Good music, fair movie
19 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

First off, if you're looking for some good music and classic concert footage, this movie is a hit. I'm sorry that I'm too young to have made it to this show. Unfortunately, I think the movie falters is in its storytelling. This was a band of some 30 people put together for a tour with Joe Cocker. It would have been nice to get a glimpse of how it all came together. The movie does drag from time to time, and I found it difficult to make it all the way through the 2 hours. Now with that said, there are still some great scenes, including one that I swear Rob Reiner flat out stole for "Spinal Tap". I'd say it's worth a look. The music alone is worth it, but keep your finger close to the fast forward button.


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