As much as I’ve always loved Joe Cocker, his unique style (I’d say inimitable but he was extremely vulnerable to impersonation–remember Belushi on SNL?) and simply electrifying rendition of Ringo Starr’s “A Little Help From My Friends” at Woodstock, I’ve never seen an actual transcription of what he sang that day until now. Finally, at long last it makes sense to me.
Legend has it that he dropped acid (or someone dropped some in his drink) right before that legendary performance. If true, d’ya think it kicked in by the time the band rolled out this number? That would explain a lot. Stoned or not, he ripped everyone’s faces off.
A friend who happened to attend Woodstock* sent me this and I haven’t stopped laughing since. (I went to Woodstock, as well but I was a year late). There’s a perfectly valid explanation.
This is especially great for old-timers like me. Hope you haven’t seen this and if so, that you don’t mind seeing it again.
Thanks, Sam *Who as I’m told by my good friend, Phil, MISSED Woodstock (and Phil would remember). So, thanks as well to Phil.
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