Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Passing the torch

Joe Cocker is a sad loss. Play his early 70s track Woman to Woman above then 2Pac featuring Dre below to hear his unlikely but cheering influence on hip hop.

Here's my favourite story about him.
On 14 October, 1972, Adelaide police arrested Cocker and five members of his touring entourage for marijuana possession – they claimed to have found “Indian hemp” in his motel room. The musicians pleaded guilty. After a few hours in jail, the six accused were fined $300 each and released on bail. One tale has it that when asked by police if he had any marijuana, Cocker politely replied: “There’s some around here somewhere.”

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