Sunday, June 14, 2009

the inimitable Joe Cocker...

Tonight I went to the Meyerson and heard Joe Cocker. The Meyerson's seating capacity is 2062, and it was close to sold out. Cocker is now 65, but the inimitable, gravelly voice is still going strong, as is the air guitar, and the combination made me happily aware that he's clearly still quite capable of rocking my gypsy soul. He pretty much brought down the house with You Can Leave Your Hat On, and when he sang You Are So Beautiful...well, when Cocker sings that song, and his voice breaks a little over the lyrics, it's like he's singing it to you, personally. I've been a fan since I was a teenager, but I'd never heard him live. He was definitely worth the wait.

3 comments:

FrankandMary said...

He captures my imagination. Ok, sometimes he looks and sounds like a carnival barker, but he is pure; I am so tired of superficially pure singers. ~Mary

Cynthia said...

I would love to see Joe Cocker. I still have Mad Dogs and Englishmen on vinyl.

Jan said...

I've never seen him either. So glad you got to. Wow.