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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
Hard to believe that this documentary could interview core member Chris Stainton at length and make extensive use of music performed by the Grease Band but largely ignore who else comprised Cocker's seminal band at the time. Seriously, the late great Henry McCullough (later of Paul McCartney's Wings (Mach One) didn't merit so much as a mention? The Grease Band was Cocker's original backing band and backed him at Woodstock, then released a couple of albums after having been basically dismissed to accommodate Leon Russell's desires for the Mad Dogs & Englishmen. Bad enough to have been treated so dismissively then but unforgivable in a documentary.
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