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Unchain My Heart (ver. 1) by Joe Cocker - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Unchain My Heart" is a song written by Bobby Sharp and recorded first in 1961 by Ray Charles and in 1963 by Trini Lopez and later by many others. Sharp, a drug addict at the time, sold the song to Teddy Powell for $50. Powell demanded half the songwriting credit. Sharp later successfully fought for the rights to his song. In 1987, he was also able to renew the copyright for his publishing company, B. Sharp Music. The song was a hit for Charles when released as a single in late 1961. Accompanied by his Raelettes, Charles sang about wanting to be free from a woman "who won't let (him) go". It was also accompanied by his longtime saxophonist, David "Fathead" Newman and other members of Charles' band. The song reached #9 on the pop singles chart and number one on the R&B singles chart and was the working title of Charles' 2004 biopic Ray. In 1963, doo-wop band The Rivingtons covered.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Joe Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s; and is most known for his gritty voice; spastic physical performances; and his cover versions of popular songs; particularly those of The Beatles.Under the stage name Vance Arnold; Cocker began his career with Vance Arnold and the Avengers. In 1963 the band supported The Rolling Stones at Sheffield City Hall. In 1964 Cocker released his first single; a cover of The Beatles' "I'll Cry Instead" with a new band; Joe Cocker Big Blues. This band ventured as far as France; where they played on American air bases. "Unchain My Heart" is a song written by Bobby Sharp and recorded first in 1961 by Ray Charles and in 1963 by Trini Lopez and later by many others. Sharp, a drug addict at the time, sold the song to Teddy Powell for $50. Powell demanded half the songwriting credit. Sharp later successfully fought for the rights to his song. In 1987, he was also able to renew the copyright for his publishing company, B. Sharp Music. The song was a hit for Charles when released as a single in late 1961. Accompanied by his Raelettes, Charles sang about wanting to be.
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