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Joe Cocker’s 8 Greatest Jewish Hits

Joe Cocker, the English vocalist who has died at the age of 70, is perhaps best known for his electrifying performance at Woodstock. Or, perhaps, for the Grammy-winning monster hit “Up Where We Belong,” featured in the film “An Officer and a Gentleman.” Throughout his illustrious career, though, Cocker had more than a few encounters with Jewish songwriters. Here we remember 8 of the best.

By Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy

“First We Take Manhattan”
By Leonard Cohen

“You Can Leave Your Hat On”
By Randy Newman

“Walk Through the World With Me”
By Marc Cohn and John Leventhal

“There Goes My Baby”
By Leiber and Stoller

“Every Time It Rains”
By Randy Newman

“Bird on a Wire”
By Leonard Cohen

“I Shall Be Released”
By Bob Dylan


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