Joe Cocker Net Worth

Joe Cocker Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

John Robert “Joe” Cocker net worth is
$60 Million

John Robert “Joe” Cocker Wiki Biography

John Robert “Joe” Cocker was born on the 20th of May 1944, in Sheffield, West Yorkshire, England, and was an English rock and soul singer, widely acknowledged as ‘one of the voices of rock’, who rose to fame in the 1960s. He passed away in 2014.

Best known for performing cover songs, how rich was Joe Cocker? Sources estimate his net worth was at $60 million dollars, earned during his more than 50-year career in the music industry.

Joe Cocker Net Worth $60 Million

Cocker attended Sheffield Central Technical School, and began his working career as a gasfitter for the East Midlands Gas Board. In his free time, he played music in local pubs under the stage name Vance Arnold, accompanied by his backing band, The Cavaliers, later known as The Avengers. With Cocker’s highly distinctive, gritty, bluesy voice, they achieved some success, supporting both The Hollies and The Rolling Stones, in 1963. In 1964, Cocker signed with Decca Records and released a single, a cover of The Beatles track “I’ll Cry Instead”, but actually disliked the song intensely, and refused to perform it on stage. When the track didn’t become a hit, his contract with Decca lapsed, and he returned to work as a gasfitter.

Persuaded by his manager, Cocker left the north and moved to London in 1967. It wasn’t until 1968, when Cocker released his second Beatles cover, “With a Little Help from My Friends”, that he achieved the major success that had thus far eluded him. The song, which featured Jimmy Page and Steve Winwood, went to number one in the UK singles chart, and stayed in the top ten for thirteen weeks. In 1969, he had a second hit, “Delta Lady” and performed at Woodstock with The Grease Band. He began to be characterised by the unusual and eccentric way he would move whilst on stage, making wild flailing movements with his arms.

Cocker would spend the next year on the “Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour”, accompanied by forty other artists, both his mental and physical health waning as a result of his gruelling schedule. He developed problems with alcohol addiction, which affected his vocal abilities, and often left him unable to remember lyrics whilst on stage. He was arrested in Australia in 1972 for possession of marijuana.

In 1974, Cocker returned to the charts with the ballad “You Are So Beautiful”. In 1983, he won a Grammy for the song “Up Where We Belong”, a duet with Jennifer Warnes, from the soundtrack of the film “An Officer and a Gentleman”. The song reached number one in the US charts and held the position for three weeks. During the 1990s, he continued to have some success, but found his career slowing, although In 1993, he was nominated for a BRIT award for Best British Male. His last studio album, “Fire It Up”, was released by Sony in 2012. It was his twenty second, and went platinum in Germany.

His many accolades include being listed in Rolling Stones magazine’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”, an OBE for Services to Music, and two Goldene Kamera awards.

In his personal life, Cocker succumbed to lung cancer in December 2014, survived by his wife of twenty seven years, Pam Baker.

Full NameJoe Cocker
Net Worth$60 Million
Date Of BirthMay 20, 1944, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
DiedDecember 22, 2014 (aged 70), Crawford, Colorado, United States
Height1.74 m
ProfessionSinger, musician
EducationSheffield Central Technical School
SpousePam Baker (1987-2014)
ParentsHarold Cocker, Madge Cocker, You Are So Beautiful, You Can Leave Your Hat On, Up Where We Belong
SiblingsVictor Cocker
PartnerEileen Webster (1963-1976)
AwardsBronze Sheffield Legends plaque (2008), Order of the British Empire (OBE) (2007), Goldene Kamera (1996, 2013)
Record LabelsRegal Zonophone, A&M, Capitol, EMI, Decca Records
AlbumsFire it up Live (2013, Cologne's Lanxess Arena), Fire it up (2012), Stingray (1976), With a Little Help from My Friends (1969), Luxury You Can Afford (1978), Hymn for My Soul (2009), Unchain My Heart (1987)
Music GroupsThe Grease Band (1966-1969), The Cavaliers, The Avengers, The Hollies, The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker's Blues Band
NominationsBrit Award for Best British Male (1993), Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance/Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (1988-1991), Echo, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Movies“An Officer and a Gentleman”, ”The Wonder Years”
TV ShowsLoreley Open Air Theatre in Sankt Goarshausen (2013), London's Royal Albert Hall (1988), New York's Madison Square Garden (1983), Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour (1970-1971)
1Raspy voice
2Contorted himself on stage as if he were wringing his voice out of his body
1[on his distinctive scream when performing] People go, "Wow, what's that all about?". It's a falsetto really, and it takes a bit of learning. I just discovered it by accident by getting excited one night. I just did this yell, and I was like "What was that?". So that's how it came to be in "Little Help". I did it when we were first learning the song and it became an integral part of it.
2I have sung to large crowds since then, and there is a feeling that once you get over 100,000 people, you kind of lose the control element, you don't know if you are really getting through or not.
3Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
4Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them.
5Yeah, one of the main ways is for songs that make me want to move.
6I have always been a sucker for ballads, but you have to be careful these days, you can't overload people.
7Well, we have this place in Telluride, Colorado. It's somewhere I can just get away and relax and think.
8Don't go on American Idol (2002), I think you'll spend the rest of your life living it down and I think it's getting kinda scary, isn't it?
9Back then, I and most rockers, loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... you know in the '60s.
10Europe is usually where I am usually galloping around.
11Unfortunately, I was in New York when 9/11 happened.
12It's nice to get a response from the artists that I cover.
13It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing if I can make it fit into my style.
14I've been touring now since about '68.
15I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling.
16I had a job when I was 16 at a gas fitter, which was a bit like a pipe fitter.
17It's interesting, as I said on the last tour in America, the audience actually came out, they had to have been the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents, you know what I mean?
18For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving.
19God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?
20Over the years, I've worked with just about everybody.
21Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people, it's a very weird place to be.
22I was in Germany when the wall came down.
23I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles, before we both get too old.
24The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then, as we come into the computer age.
1His favorite albums included "The Genius of Ray Charles" by Ray Charles, "Extension of a Man" by Donny Hathaway, "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" by Aretha Franklin and "Talking Book" by Stevie Wonder (Source: Mojo magazine).
2His favorite songs were "Respect" by Aretha Franklin, "Rock Island Line" by Lonnie Donegan, "All Along The Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix, "Rag Mama Rag" by The Band, "Layla" by Derek & The Dominos, "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" by Muddy Waters, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel, "Forty Thousand Headmen" by Traffic, "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye and "Whole Lotta Shakin'" by Jerry Lee Lewis (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
3He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to music.
4Used to work on the Gas Board.
5In a now-famous performance on the television show Saturday Night Live (1975), he appeared on stage singing "Feelin' All Right", when cast member John Belushi, wearing near identical clothes, entered the stage and stood next to Cocker, doing an incredible impersonation of him. The two sang the lines of the song alternately. A music critic wrote of the performance, "John Belushi sounded more like Cocker than Cocker did!".


My Entire Life1996performer: "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Friends1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
En el aire1995performer: "Bird on a Wire"
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Blown Away1994performer: "Take Me Home"
The SimpsonsTV Series 1 episode, 1990 performer - 1 episode, 1994
DerrickTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Heartbeat1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Carlito's Way1993performer: "You Are So Beautiful"
Sleepless in Seattle1993performer: "Bye Bye Blackbird"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Benny & Joon1993performer: "CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME"
The Wonder Years1991-1993TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Bodyguard1992performer: "Trust in Me"
The Cutting Edge1992performer: "Feels like Forever"
Full House1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document1990Video documentary performer: "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Woodstock: The Lost Performances1990Video documentary performer: "Let's Go Get Stoned"
An Innocent Man1989performer: "When the Night Comes"
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1988Documentary performer: "The Letter", "With a Little Help from my Friends"
Miami Vice1985-1988TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Bull Durham1988performer: "When a Woman Loves a Man"
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentary performer: "Unchain My Heart", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", " Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher"
Harry and the Hendersons1987performer: "Love Lives On"
Zabou1987performer: "Now That You're Gone"
9½ Weeks1986performer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
Wildcats1986performer: "We Stand Alone" / writer: "We Stand Alone"
Solid Gold1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Teachers1984performer: "Edge of a Dream"
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV Special performer: "Up Where We Belong"
An Officer and a Gentleman1982performer: "Up Where We Belong" 1982
Modern Romance1981performer: "YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL"
WKRP in Cincinnati1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
Handle with Care1977performer: "You Are So Beautiful"
Saturday Night Live1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
Confessions of a Male Groupie1971performer: "Feelin' Alright" - uncredited
Mad Dogs & Englishmen1971Documentary writer: "Change in Louise"
Groupies1970Documentary performer: "DELTA LADY"
Woodstock1970Documentary performer: "With A Little Help From My Friends"
The Mike Douglas Show1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
Music Scene1969TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bridget Jones's Baby2016performer: "Up Where We Belong"
Quantico2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "California Love"
Parks and Recreation2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Per(si)keitimas2015Short performer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
UK Championship Snooker2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Breakfast2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Universum2014TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Masters Snooker2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hello Ladies2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
That Music Show2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary performer: "Space Captain"
Flight2012/Iperformer: "Feelin' Alright"
Stars 802012performer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star2011writer: "California Love"
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro2011performer: "Many Rivers to Cross"
Battle Los Angeles2011writer: "California Love"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Igualita a mi2010performer: "What's Going On"
Marmaduke2010writer: "California Love"
Iron Man 22010writer: "California Love" Single Version
Cold Case2004-2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Cleveland Show2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 12006-2010TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes
Valentine's Day2010/Iwriter: "California Love"
Gonger 2 - Das Böse kehrt zurück2010TV Movie "You can leave your hat on"
Miranda2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
...Sings The Beatles2009TV Movie documentary performer: "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Everything Is Terrible: The Movie2009Video performer: "You Are So Beautiful"
Wir sind Kaiser2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Queridos Amigos2008TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Across the Universe2007performer: "Come Together"
Patinando por un sueño2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Memòries de la tele2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Skins2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Pursuit of Happyness2006performer: "Feelin' Alright" 1968
The Wire2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
UFC 59: Reality Check2006TV Special writer: "California Love" - uncredited
Everybody Hates Chris2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sunday Driver2005Documentary writer: "California Love"
Underclassman2005writer: "California Love Original Version"
South Park2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
House M.D.2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "Woman to Woman" / writer: "Woman to Woman" - as John Cocker
Layer Cake2004performer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
High Chaparall2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Walking Tall2004performer: "Feelin' Alright"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast1999-2004TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentary performer: "With A Little Help From My Friends", "All You Need Is Love"
Door to Door2002TV Movie performer: "You Are So Beautiful"
Lucky Numbers2000performer: "Bad Bad Sign"
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary performer: "With a Little Help From My Friends"
Meilleur espoir féminin2000performer: "N'oubliez jamais"
Anke2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Play It to the Bone1999performer: "Dangerous Mood"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Love Letter1999performer: "feelin' Alright"
Finding Graceland1998performer: "Wayward Soul"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV Movie writer: "California Love" - uncredited
Der König von St. Pauli1998TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Vicar of Dibley1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Esrim plus1998TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Spuren eines Abenteurers - Das ungewöhnliche Leben des Friedrich von Ledebur1982TV Movie documentary singer: song title
Disco 21970TV Series musician - 1 episode


Across the Universe2007Bum / Pimp / Mad Hippie


Edición Especial Coleccionista2015TV Series in memory of - 1 episode


Night of the Proms: Classic Meets Pop2015TV MovieHimself - Singer
Österreich-Bild2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Universum2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Night of the Proms2013TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Joe Cocker: Fire It Up Live2013VideoHimself
Mein Sommer '88 - Wie die Stars die DDR rockten2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
C2012TV SeriesHimself
Joe Cocker: Live in Los Angeles2012VideoHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Joe Cocker: Live at Woodstock 19942012VideoHimself
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge2010Himself
NDR Talk Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Parkinson2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Later... With Jools Holland1996-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TV total2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
¡Mira quién baila!2007TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
La méthode Cauet2007TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Barend en Van Dorp2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Tout le monde en parle2004TV SeriesHimself
Lo + plus2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The British Invasion2004Video shortHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2004TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Jubilee Girl2002TV MovieHimself
The Panel2002TV SeriesHimself
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Først & sist2002TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Music Flashback Television Shows: Featuring Music Scene and Hullabaloo2001Video documentary shortHimself
Joe Cocker: The Soul Experience2001Video short documentaryHimself
Joe Cocker in Concert2001VideoHimself
Inwazja mocy RMF FM: Joe Cocker i inni w Lodzi2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000Video documentaryHimself
Z niewielka pomoca moich przyjaciol. Joe Cocker2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Austin City Limits2000TV Series documentaryHimself
My Generation2000DocumentaryHimself
Música sí1999-2000TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Vivement dimanche1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
Millionär gesucht! - Die SKL Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Die Lotto-Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Mundo VIP1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
BingoLotto1999TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHimself
Behind the Music1998-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Eros & Friends1998TV Movie documentaryPerformer
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1998TV SeriesHimself
Bill Clinton: Rock & Roll President1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Joe Cocker: Across from Midnight1997Video documentaryHimself
Nulle part ailleurs1997TV SeriesHimself
Die goldene Kamera 19971997TV MovieHimself
Joe Cocker: Have a Little Faith1996Video documentaryHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Joe Cocker: Organic1996TV MovieHimself
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHimself
Schmidteinander1994TV SeriesHimself
Verstehen Sie Spaß?1994TV SeriesHimself
Woodstock Diary1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Michael Ball1994TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Joe Cocker Live1992Video documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Herself
Aspel & Company1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rockopop1992TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Primero izquierda1991TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Leyendas de la guitarra1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Die Mike Krüger Show1991TV SeriesHimself (Guest)
Rock in Rio1991TV SeriesHimself
Woodstock: The Lost Performances1990Video documentaryHimself
Pero ¿esto qué es?1989-1990TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Viva el espectáculo1990TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
¡1990!1990TV MovieHimself - Performer
Zomerrock1989TV SeriesHimself
Mamas & the Papas: Straight Shooters1989DocumentaryHimself
Get Out the Vote1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
James Brown & Friends: Set Fire to the Soul1988Video documentaryHimself
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1988DocumentaryHimself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Sábado noche1988TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Viaje con nosotros1988TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Àngel Casas Show1988TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Live from Her Majesty's1987TV SeriesHimself
ZDF Hitparade1987TV SeriesHimself
A '60s Reunion with Bill Graham: A Night at the Fillmore1986TV MovieHimself
Motown Returns to the Apollo1985TV SpecialHImself
Solid Gold1985TV SeriesHimself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Musikladen1983TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1976-1983TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops1983TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ray Charles: A Man & His Soul1983TV MovieHimself
Sympathy for the Devil1972TV Series documentaryHimself
Mad Dogs & Englishmen1971DocumentaryHimself
Beat-Club1968-1971TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1970TV SeriesSinger
This Is Tom Jones1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Disco 21970TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet1969TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jolie poupée1968TV MovieHimself
Time for Blackburn1968TV SeriesHimself
Stars and Garters1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer

Archive Footage

Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
RTL Nachtjournal2014TV SeriesHimself
Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience2014ShortHimself
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
George Harrison: Living in the Material World2011DocumentaryHimself
20 to 12006-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2010TV SeriesHimself - Performer
...Sings The Beatles2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Memòries de la tele2007TV SeriesHimself
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Woodstock performer (uncredited)
BingoLotto2000TV SeriesHimself
Oscar's Greatest Moments1992Video documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1973TV SeriesHimself
Rock City1973DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

2013Golden Camera for Lifetime AchievementGolden Camera, GermanyMusic International
1997Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest Music International

Known for movies

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