Should Joe Cocker be in the Hall of Fame?


Definitely put him in!
Votes: 1541
Maybe, but others deserve it first.
Votes: 15
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world.
Votes: 12
No opinion.
Votes: 2
No way!
Votes: 5

Number of Voters   1575
Start Voting   2012-04-24 02:50:41
End Voting   2030-05-24 02:50:41


+3 #17 Vaughn 2021-01-03 03:11
Linda Ronstat didn’t write songs either. She’s in there. Joe cocker did the Beatles better than the Beatles. Put him in.
+3 #16 Jay Zuanich 2020-11-10 01:59
If you ever saw Joe Perform in person, you would not have to say why you think he should be in the Hall. It’s called Rock and Roll.
+3 #15 Cate Hiller 2020-09-06 10:47
And, besides totally reworking and reinterpreti ng existing songs, Joe DID write no less than 12 songs with Chris Stainton. He also contributed really beautiful lyrics to the Peter Nichol's tune Something To Say. There is absolutely NO excuse for not inducting him.
+3 #14 Cate Hiller 2020-09-06 10:46
Joe Cocker is not in the RRHOF because he was unsuccessful in joining the 27 Club. By the end of 1970 it looked like he was on his way out; emaciated, exhausted and using a lotta lotta booze and drugs, not to mention smoking 40 cigs/day. Precocious as he was, he would only have been 26! Had he managed to off himself, he would have been inducted years ago.
+1 #13 Cate LaValle 2020-09-06 10:37
2) a spot in the RRHOF cannot define Joe Cocker any better than a painting of an old guy with a white beard can define God, or Leon Russell
+2 #12 Cate LaValle 2020-09-06 10:35
Quoting Dennis Hunt:
As one of the greatest interpreters of song ever, it is beyond belief that Joe Cocker is not in the Hall of Fame. Missing his name actually diminishes and disgraces the Hall and is an insult to other members.
Amen. I have to split up my comment. Joe Cocker is not in the RRHOF for one of these reasons:1) He took a pass on joining the 27 Club. By the end of 1970 (bonus, guys! . . . he would have been only 26!), Joe looked like he was on his way out; emaciated, exhausted and using a lotta lotta booze and drugs, not to mention smoking 40 (some say 80) regular cigarettes a day. His powerful constitution kept him going long enough to have a decently long, happy life enjoying the exploration of rock and other musical genres. How dare he! The savvy choice of offing himself at the very beginning of his career would have guaranteed him entry into the pearly gates of The Hall.
+5 #11 Bronwyn Hamden 2020-08-30 07:12
Please induct Joe Cocker into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a music lover for so many years, I do not generally get too involved in the politics of it but I feel I need to stand for something and put this right. Leaving out Joe Cocker is akin to leaving out Marlon Brando from an Acting Hall of Fame. Please remove politics from the ballot and seriously consider Joe Cocker. I don't have to sell his great talent, he does that remarkably well himself. I hope you will induct him, it is the right thing to do.
+7 #10 David Ramsey 2020-02-28 22:39
It's a travesty that Joe Cocker has been snubbed by the RRHOF. If writing your own songs is the criteria for entry, then you may as well remove probably 90% of the inductees who came before The Beatles, excepting what few black blues inductees are already in. Prior to The Beatles, it was New York staff writers, mostly in the Brill Building, who wrote the majority of pop & rock songs in the late 50's-early 60's. On top of that, hardly ANYONE actually played on their songs, again with almost ALL of the music provided by session musicians, by the likes of The Wrecking Crew, and The Funk Bros for Motown. BTW, if you happen to be on Jann Wenner's bad side, you may as well forget about entry. The RRHOF is basically a popularity contest as attested to by many musicians, both in & out of the RRHOF. What about Todd Rundgen? Really? His omission just proves my point re: a popularity contest, as he's one of the most talented, innovative artists / producers to be excluded. What a joke...
+4 #9 TED 2018-05-06 18:12
That he is not in the Hall of Fame is a travesty.
"Feelin Alright' was a hit for three performers. The original by Traffic, Joe and then Grand Funk Railroad. Yet Joes version is the most well known! And the only one played on typical popular Rock 'stations'.
Joe didn't simply cover songs he did his interpretati on of them.
+8 #8 Gary Dalby 2017-08-07 13:00
I have already posted a comment ,but I would like to say just look at the votes 97% are in favor of Joe Cocker being inducted into The Hall of Fame.The people have spoken !

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