Appreciation: Joe Cocker was a scorching rock stylist and a wild card on stage

December 23, 2014 3:21 PM

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That was the headline when Joe Cocker played Pittsburgh in 1974 with Traffic, five years after his historic and breathtaking performance at Woodstock.

The review noted that a "zombie-like Cocker grunted and groaned off-key through a performance that showed no style or emotion. At times Cocker, apparently boozed up, just didn't know where he was or who he was."

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