Nine days after amicably parting company with The Grease Band and only eight days after being informed by his manager that he had been booked for a seven week, 52 show tour, Joe Cocker opened "The Mad Dogs and Englishmen" Tour March 20, 1970 at the Eastown Theater in Detroit, Michigan.
A former friend of mine (Donny W) was there.
40 years later the little creep is still ticking me off about it.
"Remember when your mom wouldn't let you go see Joe Cocker?"
Shut Up Donny!!!
Most likely the single greatest rock and roll carnival ever assembled.
This is Joe Cocker (frightening small children and worrying neurologists everywhere) on vocals, Leon Russell on piano and band leader, Bobby Keyes on saxaphone, Chris Stainton on organ, along with twenty or so others live at the Fillmore East performing Leon Russel's heartfelt tribute to the lovely and talented Rita Coolidge.