This feature-length documentary portrays the turbulent life and extraordinary talent of the late soul and blues singer Joe Cocker. A former gas fitter from Sheffield , Joe Cocker was catapulted to world stardom in 1969 at Woodstock with his legendary performance of A Little Help From My Friends". His subsequent 1970 Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour of America is now seen as a milestone in rock history. However, as his stardom increased and the pressures mounted, Joe Cockers inner demons took him on a path of self-destruction that he was fortunate to survive. Through archive interviews with Cocker himself and contributions from his family, friends and the legendary songwriters and musicians he collaborated with alongside electric live performance footage from across his career, Mad Dog With Soul documents how Joe overcame his struggles with alcohol and drugs to rebuild his reputation as one of rock n rolls all-time great vocalists.
Over half an hour of bonus interviews not included in the broadcast version. Filmed in high definition and simultaneously released on DVD and Blu-ray. First programme to tell the complete story of the late Joe Cockers life and career. Fully supported by Joe Cockers wife and family.