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Joe Cocker: Mad Dog with Soul (2017)

The story of singer Joe Cocker is told through archive footage and interviews for close associates.

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John Edginton

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Credited cast:
Joe Cocker ... Himself (archive footage)
Pam Cocker Pam Cocker ... Herself
Vic Cocker Vic Cocker ... Himself
Rita Coolidge ... Herself
Phil Crookes Phil Crookes ... Himself
Deric Dyer Deric Dyer ... Himself
Cliff Goodwin Cliff Goodwin ... Himself
Billy Joel ... Himself
Glyn Johns ... Himself
Michael Lang Michael Lang ... Himself
Chris Lord-Alge Chris Lord-Alge ... Himself
Charlie Midnight Charlie Midnight ... Himself
Jerry Moss Jerry Moss ... Himself
Ray Neapolitan Ray Neapolitan ... Himself
Randy Newman ... Himself
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The turbulent life of soul and blues singer, the late Joe Cocker. A former gas fitter from Sheffield , catapulted to world stardom in 1969 at Woodstock with his legendary performance of the Beatles song,"A Little Help from My Friends". But in the early 1970s, Joe Cocker's inner demons nearly killed him. Overcoming his struggles with alcohol and drugs, he rebuilt his reputation as "one of the great primal rock and roll vocalists of all time" (Billy Joel's description). The film mixes Joe Cocker's own words, with rare archive. His family, friends and the legendary songwriters and musicians he collaborated with, tell Joe Cocker's story. The film has raw, electric performance footage throughout. Written by John Edginton

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English

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1 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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£260,000 (estimated)
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Phenomenal!
13 April 2017 | by poetesstxSee all my reviews

I always thought Joe had "that" thing... that voice, that presence, whatever you want to call it. So very few singers these days could even stand in his shadow.

I'm just a fan... not a critic, but I know I will watch this documentary over and over just to remind myself that at one time, Joe Cocker lived among us.

What a blessing.


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