Vol IV, Issue 9 – Cocaine (01 May 2019)

For the love of rock

Vol IV, Issue 9 – Cocaine (01 May 2019)



Name of song– Cocaine

Singer – J.J. Cale

Writer– J.J. Cale

Album- Troubadour

Release year-1977

Peak chart positions

# 1 – New Zealand Charts

# 2 – Switzerland

# 5 – Austria

# 10 – Sweden

# 22 – German chart

# 45 – Australia


J.J. Cale (John Weldon J.J. Cale) might be an unfamiliar name for many, but ‘not so impressive’ rock star was indeed an impressive star for many rock stars, including Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler among others. It would be a surprise for many that he had originally written the hits – “Cocaine” and “After midnight” for Eric Clapton. If the stars were valued by the number of people who were impressed by their songs rather than the chart success and fortune, then Cale would perhaps top the list amongst few others. Born and raised in Oklohama, USA, he had learned to play guitar at an early age and had joined Air Force where he mastered his technical skills of sound, ultimately building his own recording studio. He started his career as a studio engineer, finally starting to make his own albums. Undoubtedly, Cale deliberately avoided the limelight, but he has been considered as one of the most important figures in the history of rock music.

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