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  • Casey Abrams's segment kicks off with Joe Cocker's name being plentifully invoked as Casey's role model - he loves him from "The Wonder Years" and, besides, Cocker's "got that growl in his voice, and he doesn't look that hot either," Casey explains.

    'American Idol' 2011: Top 13 perform 2011

  • But when Casey hits the stage, his voice turns out to be more like Cocker's after a quart of hot lemon tea.

    'American Idol' 2011: Top 13 perform 2011

  • He persistently rebuffed Cocker's attempts to decode his songwriting, warning him: "We've got to be careful analysing these sacred mechanics because somebody will throw a monkey wrench into the thing and neither of us will ever write a line again."

    Leonard Cohen shows there's life in the old dog yet with launch of new album 2012

  • As this new album makes clear, he was a punk eclectic with a heart of golden oldies and Joe Cocker's pipes.

    Brilliant, Shook-Up Guy Marc Myers 2011

  • After thrilling the judges with his rendition of Joe Cocker's "With A Little Help From My Friends" on Wednesday, Abrams was M.I.A. from last night's results show.

    American Idol Backstage Report: Why Casey Was Hospitalized 2011

  • Taking on Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help from My Friends," the fuzzy goofball with the passing resemblance to Seth Rogen scorched it up after a cheesy start, sitting on those giant Idol steps by not impersonating Cocker's jerky style or haggard rasp.

    Watercooler: Casey Abrams Shows What Idols Are Made Of 2011

  • Erol Alkan and Boys Noize provide the dirty electro tweaks that contrast beautifully with Cocker's spoken recitation of Cohen's lyrics, as if at 2:17am you'd stumbled into a grotty nightclub beloved of German drug monkeys only to find a sophisticated poetry reading.

    This week's new singles reviews 2011

  • Before he led Joe Cocker's band for his "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour and found public acclaim as a songwriter and singer, Mr. Russell owned his own label and tried to sign Elton John.

    Elton John's American Idol Jim Fusilli 2010

  • The art -- popularly traced to Joe Cocker's legendary, whacked-out Woodstock performance -- usually involves mimicking the motions of a song's lead guitarist, complete with power chords, picking and solos.

    Air Apparent: Lance Kasten won't stop rocking until he becomes national champion of the make-believe art of air guitar 2010

  • "Struck by Lightning" would be particularly marvelous, though, because the opening credits - about a guy who inherits what turns out to be Dr. Frankenstein's old castle - is Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" combined with shocks of the horrific Frankenstein monster.

    You can find anything on YouTube frankwu 2008


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