Sep 6, 200610:31 AMThe Life
Mad Dog in town...
Sep 6, 2006 - 10:31 AMJoe Cocker performs at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 8pm tonight.
Do you remember that wonderful Cocker impression performed by John Belushi on Saturday Night Live?
This website contains some of Joe's thoughts on (1) Belushi's performance, and (2) the unique Cocker singing style:
During the time of "You Are So Beautiful," I was working at Village Recorders, in Los Angeles, and someone comes into the studio and says, "Joe, we've got this video to show you that you're not going to like." I don't know how long Saturday Night Live had been on the air, because I never watched much TV, but when I saw this video of John Belushi doing me, being spastic and pouring beer, I became hysterical.
Everyone else said, "Joe, you're not supposed to find this amusing. You're supposed to find this gross and offensive."
I said, "Oh, come on. You can't not laugh at this." I didn't even know who Belushi was.
Moving my hand around is subconscious with me. A lot of the time I'm more or less conducting the band, just keeping a feel. I don't know why I do it. It's just one of those things.
[Finally, here's the famous Cocker/Belushi duet, from a later installment of SNL.]