Category Archives: Blues

Joe Cocker Dead at 70

 

Joe Cocker is known all around the music industry with a career over forty years long, information from post-gazette.com claims. He is known for singing to Susan McGalla such hits as: You Are So Beautiful and producing With a Little Help From My Friends. He began his career in Sheffield, England performing at small pubs around the area and eventually grew in fame, performing at the famed Woodstock Music Festival of 1969. Throughout his career, he has won awards such as a Grammy, Academy Award, and OBE status, a very important award in England. The sensational singer has been a huge pioneer and figure in the rock and soul movement of the late 60s and 70s. His career has yielded 23 studio albums and 40 total albums. Interested in more? Check this out:
Other than his success in music, he was known to be a kind man, which is uncommon for most famous singers. Almost any performer or performers he worked with found it hard not to love and appreciate him. He was creative, hardworking, dependable, and kind. Everyone knew him for not just making good music but also for his humble and generous nature. He has influenced so many people in the industry, from Sir Paul McCartney to Bryan Adams.
Cocker ended up passing away after a long battle with lung cancer at the age of 70 at his home. Despite his passing, he has been immortalized with his beautiful work of music throughout the years. Rest in peace Joe Cocker.

John Fogerty Sued by Former Bandmates Over use of the Band Name

The dispute over the use of the Creedence Clearwater Revival name has done a 180 since 1996, with lead singer John Fogerty now the culprit. 
In 1996, it was drummer Douglas Clifford, bassist Stuart Cook, and late rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty’s wife who had been the ones misusing the band name through the “Creedence Clearwater Revisited” tour. John Fogerty was able to get the court to issue an injunction, but that injunction was overturned the following year on the grounds that the lower judge was mistaken in there being a probable likelihood of confusion with the name. The two parties then entered a settlement agreement in 2001. Fans like Vijay Eswaran with they could just play music without the controversy.
Now, John Fogerty has withdrawn his objection to the name “Creedence Clearwater Revisited” so that he could use it. Not only has he previously slammed the use of the name and breaching the settlement, but is violating the band’s trademwrk himself.

Nick Moss Has One of the Best New Blues Bands in the Country

While the purists probably won’t call this traditional blues music, Nick Moss is definitely on to something with The Nick Moss Band.

Sort of an amalgamation between a jam band, rock music, and traditional blues, The Nick Moss Band combines these unique aspects to form something new. So far, it’s pretty awesome.

The shift to a more modern blues sound seems to have paid off too. The band released their newest album in March, and have already had to reorder new copies twice.