Joe Cocker is one of those major artists who is easily associated with TINA. Although the two never officially sang together, they are both known for their unforgettable live performances, their powerful voices, and stage presence. Joe even opened for TINA during her Twenty Four Seven Tour back in a few cities in Europe back in 2000. They have shared the same manager, Mr. Roger Davies and a couple of band members such as guitarist/pianist John Miles, drummer Jack Bruno and sax player Deric Dyer who all played for these giant artists.
Sadly, after a life on the road, Joe Cocker passed away in 2014 but now his music and his spirit continue to live on stage thanks to his former band!
‘Cocker Rocks’ brings the music of Joe Cocker back to life. Members of Joe’s band Deric Dyer, Mitch Chakour & Cliff Goodwin with the voice of Elliott Tuffin ‘the only singer in the world that can sing this material’ and make it possible to enjoy all these legendary songs again! Completing the band is Megan Wolf, Marty Richards & Wolf Ginandes.
Now the Mad Dogs are touring Europe and it’s a show that should appeal to any TINA fans! If they are playing near your area, don’t miss that bunch of fun old Rockers still going strong and fire it up!
Sometimes, in the office holding the coffee mug in your hand, you are definitely allowed to dream…about your next holidays and your newest gym-styled beach body…the new sound system in the living room…or – for example – what albums Tina Turner could have released after 1999. Because – just for the record – she promised…oh yes, she promised to record. Okay, she did not say anything about a big tour at the age of 69 but she promised to continue recording.
When we were told that we could interview a former Tina Turner band member, we were thrilled. Deric Dyer was a saxophone player on Tina’s Break Every Rule World Tour and also toured with Joe Cocker. Continue reading to watch our interview with him and to learn more about this great man and musician.
In 2012, Tina Turner’s manager Roger Davies turns 60. Today, we will focus on the man who made Tina’s 1984 comeback possible and who also is the manager of some of the biggest names in the music industry including P!nk, Sade, Joe Cocker and Cher.
Continue reading for extracts of interviews with Tina and Roger, talking about their working relationship, and to watch a very nice documentary from 1996.
Ike & Tina Turner performing their version of the Beatles classic With A Little Help From My Friends, also famous in the version of Joe Cocker. This recording is from Ike & Tina’s concert at the University of Maine in Gorham, United States on March 24, 1974. Although Tina has a bad cold, for which she apologizes at the beginning of the song, she still delivers a smoking hot version of this song.
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