Song of the Day: Joe Cocker, “The Letter”

Rock singer Joe Cocker was born on this day in 1944. "The Letter" was first done as a live version from the Mad Dogs And Englishmen tour in 1969, where he was backed by Leon Russell. It was issued as a single in 1970 and reached #7 in the US and Canada.

23 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Joe Cocker, “The Letter”

  1. He is one guy who could take a song and make it into his own…while not forgetting the original because he does it in a completely different way…like With A Little Help….


  2. Joe Cocker is the perfect example of people judging a book by it’s cover. I think we all felt the same way about his appearance and mannerisms but once he opened his mouth and started singing, all doubts flew out the window. He’s one of the most memorable performers and just watching him, you know he’s “in the zone” when he’s singing. Terrific artist and one of the few who can actually do Beatles covers exceptionally well!


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