In the pantheon of classic live albums as well as concert films, Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen is near the very top, alongside Woodstock and The Last Waltz in defining the spirit of a generation. The tour, album and film catapulted Joe Cocker, Leon Russell and Rita Coolidge to superstardom.
The tour rolled across America, from Detroit to New York to California, from March-May 1970. With Cocker in his prime, driven by a phenomenal band; ringmaster Leon Russell; three drummers; a horn section; and 10-strong choir - the tour was one of the greatest and most colorful in history.
The repertoire of the craziest, loudest, longest rock 'n' roll circus to have ever hit America includes legendary performances of "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window," "The Letter," "Feelin' Alright," "Delta Lady," "Bird On A Wire," "Cry Me A River," "Let's Go Get Stoned" and "Space Captain." And over 45 years later, the excitement of Mad Dogs & Englishmen remains!