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Mad Dogs & Englishmen: The debauched tour that sent Joe Cocker over the edge

This feature originally appeared in Classic Rock 181, in March 2013. (Image credit: Future) The Hotel de Rome, in the former East Berlin, is situated in the plushest part of Germany’s most sophisticated city. Once headquarters for the Dresdner Bank and high-ranking Nazi Party staff, it bears shrapnel scars from Allied bombing.  The building opens […]

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Joe Cocker facts: Singer’s wife, children, career and death explained

20 July 2022, 13:52 Joe Cocker. Picture: Getty Joe Cocker was one of the most talented singers of his generation, with one of the most recognisable voices ever. The English singer was best known for his gritty and bluesy singing voice, and for his expressive body movements while performing on stage. The majority of his […]

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Jarvis Cocker health: Star on the ‘traumatic’ effects of nervous breakdown – warning signs

“Breakdown is a general term that people use to describe a very, very wide variety of experiences,” before going on to say that the term is “appropriate” as it “captures something of the experience”. According to Dr Philip Timms, a consultant psychiatrist with the South London and Maudsley Trust, the most common type of breakdown […]

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Bringing order to the chaos of reality… Jarvis Cocker interviews six collectors

Peter Blake: ‘I’ve always had nice objects around me’ Peter Blake began collecting in earnest as a young teenager, and over the decades he sought out everything from elephant designs to Disney memorabilia, jigsaws to jewellery. Much of what he collected was redeployed in his work – he is famous for his pop-art collages (not […]

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Laguna Beach singer rocks a mean Joe Cocker, but he’s also a cantor and a singing bard – Orange County Register

Joe Cocker’s rocking magic came back to life last week at Laguna Woods’ Clubhouse 5 with Jason Feddy and his nine-piece band, Mad Dogs and the Englishman. The local rocker calls the group a tribute band to a tribute musician. “Joe sings songs by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, many of the artists that I […]

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Dog warning after Cocker Spaniel gets bitten by adder – how to save their life

“Understanding the signs to look for and simply having the awareness that adder bites can and do happen could be enough to save a dog’s life.” Science Communication Advisor at The Kennel Club, Nick Sutton, said: “Signs a dog has been bitten by an adder can include a small puncture wound, swelling, bruising, increased temperature, […]

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'Dog's black death' claims life after Cocker Spaniel contracts Alabama rot – warning alert

The dog was just six years old when she died of the deadly disease. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alabama rot because the cause of the condition is unknown. The disease which leads to many days of suffering before fatality has been called ‘dog’s black death’. Now the heartbroken dog owner has put out […]