Mission146
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December 22nd, 2014 at 6:56:14 PM permalink
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For fellow fans of the Wonder Years, Joe Cocker sang the theme song.



Who was the original singer? I think everyone knows who wrote it.
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OneAngryDwarf
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December 22nd, 2014 at 7:04:55 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Who was the original singer? I think everyone knows who wrote it.



It was Ringo, the unsung (no pun intended) hero of the Beatles.
"I believe I've passed the age/of consciousness and righteous rage/I've found that just surviving was a noble fight... I once believed in causes too/I had my pointless point of view/And life went on no matter who was wrong or right..." --Billy Joel
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December 22nd, 2014 at 7:11:00 PM permalink
With a Little Help From My Friends was on the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album in 1967 with Ringo singing it.
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Mission146
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December 22nd, 2014 at 7:45:54 PM permalink
Darn, too easy!
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December 22nd, 2014 at 7:53:08 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

For fellow fans of the Wonder Years, Joe Cocker sang the theme song.

First thing I thought of. The Wonder Years is in my top 5 TV shows.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Perdition
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December 22nd, 2014 at 8:14:06 PM permalink
What about that song from Officer and a Gentleman.

Edit: Whoops kewlj already mentioned it.
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December 23rd, 2014 at 4:43:22 AM permalink
a song he will always be remembered by

"All it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing "
EvenBob
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December 23rd, 2014 at 2:29:39 PM permalink
I have a Joe Cocker story, I met him
and spoke with him. In 1979 in the
bar in Santa Barbara, on a slow Tue
night, this guy walks in with the most
beautiful woman I had ever seen in
my life. Long blond hair, mid twenties,
tan, stunning.

The guy kind of staggered a little up to
the bar and in a great Brit accent orders
a double Dewar's straight up. I ask if
he's sure if he doesn't want ice and he
says no. He asks how he can go about
playing pool. I don't as a rule serve people
who are obviously drunk, but this guy was
cool beyond description. His whole manner
exuded coolness, I had to serve him. He
also gave me a $10 bill for a $4 drink and
said keep the change.

About 20min later, one of the regulars came
to me and whispered, 'geez, man. That's
Joe Cocker playing pool in your bar!' I
immediately knew he was right. Holy Crap.
I got on the phone and called a few people
and they called a few, and in 15min we had 20
people watching Joe Cocker play pool.

This was 1979, just ten years after Woodstock.
Joe Cocker was an icon, he was a rock
and roll god. I remember being at a party
the year the Woodstock album came out. It
was during my smoking dope days and they
played With a Little Help From My Friends
over and over for hours. Every time he sang
'get high with a little help from my friends'
everybody would sing it along with him loudly.

All those weird moves he makes with his hands
and body when he sings, he does it when he's not
singing too. It's some kind of nervous disorder,
very odd to watch him shoot pool. He didn't
do it all the time, just in between shots.

He had at least 4 more double Dewar's, all
bought by other people, of course, before he
finally just crumpled to the floor and passed
out. The girl said, "oh, Joe, not again." She
asked me with the most beautific smile if we
could carry him out to the curb. I think I would
have killed somebody if she'd asked. I took
an arm and shoulder and others took his other
arm and legs. We carried him out the door to
a new Ford pickup with a full size mattress
in the bed. We gently laid him on the mattress
and I asked the goddess if he did this often.
'Only every night', she replied. She gave me
a $20 bill and said to buy a beer for everybody
and got in the Ford and drove off with Joe Cocker
passed out in the back.

Still the best version of the song ever sung. The
one from Woodstock.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
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December 23rd, 2014 at 3:09:15 PM permalink
That's a damn good story Evenbob.
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December 23rd, 2014 at 3:31:48 PM permalink
Quote: rainman

That's a damn good story Evenbob.


But, did he remember you?
Nonsense is a very hard thing to keep up. Just ask the Wizard and company.

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