The Cocker Power Spectacular live stream tribute to Joe Cocker‘s famous 1970 Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour is set to feature an all star lineup including Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and more.
Cocker Hour Spectacular, slated for April 26th at 4 p.m. ET, will be hosted by rock photographer Linda Wolf and marks 50 years to the day that the tour began at San Francisco’s Fillmore West. The event will also feature never-before-seen photos as well as archival footage, in addition to live interviews from a host of people involved with the tour. Guests include original MD&E tour members Peter Nichols, Claudia Lennear, Jim Keltner, Matthew Moore, Bobby Jones, Pamela Polland, and more. Also on hand will be participants of the 2015 LOCKN’ tribute set to the tour, which was hosted by Tedeschi Trucks Band and featured Haynes and other guests.
An announcement for the event noted,
Fifty years ago to the day, Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen descended on the Filmore West and delivered one of the legendary performances in rock ‘n’ roll history. On April 26th, we step back in time and tell the story of a tour that materialized in just six days, changing the lives of 43 misfits who boarded a shuddering Lockheed Super Constellation airplane and took the country by storm.
Wolf’s rock photography work stretches back to the 1960s, when she became the resident photographer for the pioneering all-girl rock band Fanny. Then in 1970, she was called upon to document Cocker’s impending United States tour. The story goes that Cocker arrived in the United States six days before the tour began and, having just split with his backing group The Grease Band, assembled over 40 fellow musicians to embark on a tour that would be etched into rock history alongside the likes of Bob Dylan‘s Rolling Thunder Revue.
Watch the Cocker Power Spectacular below.
Cocker Power Spectacular