Joe Cocker

"Leon [Russell] came up with the idea for Mad Dogs. Having come out of the Mad Dogs tour with no money never really bothered me. Back then, the feeling was, it was a crime to have money anyway. We were into this trip of stripping off our worldly goods."

Joe Cocker was the only A&M artist to perform at Woodstock in August 1969.

The first movie produced by A&M Records was 1971's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," a Joe Cocker tour retrospective.

In March 1971, A&M Records released a Joe Cocker single in Canada, "Bird on the Wire" which was not released in the U.S.

In early 1973, Joe Cocker re-signed with A&M Records.

Joe Cocker was voted 97 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.


20th Century Masters presss release

  1. Cocker Single Follows Rule. Billboard, March 37, 1971.
  2. Off the Record: An Oral History of Popular Music. Joe Smith. New York: Warner Books. 1988.
Recording Years / Label
1968-1976 -  A&M Records