Posts Tagged ‘ Joe Cocker ’
Joe Cocker’s trademark howl still resonates despite his 65 years. Photos by John Leyba, The Denver Post. Joe Cocker’s still got it. Almost 30 years have passed since Cocker’s infamous, subtitles-required appearance at Woodstock, and the “Sheffield Shouter”-turned-Colorado’s-own Crawford crooner can still dazzle a crowd with his rough-hewn garbling and soulful touch. On a wind-swept Tuesday, a capacity crowd at Denver’s Botanic Gardens danced, clapped and made merry as Cocker and his eight-piece band galloped through his classics.
[photopress:miller5.jpg,full,pp_image] Steve Miller Band jams during its Red Rocks show. Photos by Brian Carney. Graying but still ready to rock, 1960s-bred Woodstock icon and inimitable vocalist Joe Cocker and ’70s mellow guitar god (and reigning classic-rock radio champ) Steve Miller took over Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 31. Although the show is a couple weeks back in the rearview mirror, we just stumbled onto a cache of sweet photos from the event. Check out Reverb contributor and Denver-based photographer Brian Carney’s excellent photo essay below.
[photopress:04_MarcCohn_AimeeMann_PJeye.jpg,full,pp_image] Photos by Mark T. Osler. By some yardsticks of “what constitutes alternative music” (say, highly structured blonde hair, a propensity to stand up in the middle of an opera and scream, “He said, ‘Shut up!’”), Aimee Mann was at her most “alternative” in 1985. In retrospect, that was Mann’s mainstream phase, being the year in which she sang her only Top Ten hit, “Voices Carry,” fronting early MTV darlings ‘Til Tuesday. Since conventional musical yardsticks are broken, Mann has met the industry standard for [...]
[photopress:jesus1_1.jpg,full,pp_image] Ted Neeley has played Jesus since the early ’70s. He’s pictured here in the recent tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” that played the Buell Theatre for two shows on Sunday. Photo: courtesey of Joan Marcus. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a closeted musical theater fiend. I’ve often written of my penchant for a solidly-staged musical with little worry about what that means for my credibility as a rock critic. It’s all music, right? For the most part, yeah. Certain musicals are obvious infatuations for [...]