On April 23, 1969.

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On April 23, 1969, “Regal Zonophone” label released released “With a Little Help from My Friends”, the debut Joe Cocker album. It was recorded in 1968, at “Olympic Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Denny Cordell.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker: vocals
  • David Cohen: guitar
  • Tony Visconti: guitar
  • Jimmy Page: guitar
  • Henry McCullough: guitar
  • Albert Lee: guitar
  • Chris Stainton: piano, organ, bass guitar
  • Tommy Eyre: piano, organ
  • Artie Butler: piano
  • Matthew Fisher: organ
  • Stevie Winwood: organ
  • Carol Kaye: bass guitar
  • Clem Cattini, Mike Kellie, J. Wilson, Kenny: drums
  • Laudir: tumba, maracas
  • Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Merry Clayton, Madeline Bell, Rosetta Hightower, Sue Wheetman, Sunny Wheetman: backing vocals
  • Paul Humphrey: drums
  • Tony Visconti: mixing engineer
  • Tom Wilkes: album design
  • Martin Keeley: front cover photo
  • Eric Hays, Herb Greene: back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Feeling Alright – Dave Mason
  2. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  3. Change in Louise – Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton
  4. Marjorine – Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton
  5. Just Like a Woman – Bob Dylan
  6. Do I Still Figure in Your Life? – Pete Dello
  7. Sandpaper Cadillac – Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton
  8. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin
  9. With a Little Help from My Friends – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  10. I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan

 

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