The Letter: JOE COCKER

Australian singles chart:
The Letter entered the Kent charts on 6 July 1970 peaked at #37.

The song is on Joe Cocker’s live album Mad Dogs & Englishmen which entered the Kent album chart on 7 December 1970 and peaked at #3.

Wayne Carson

Denny Cordell, Leon Russell

Record label of Australian release:

Live version featuring Leon Russell:

The Letter was written by Wayne Carson and was first recorded by the American band the Box Tops in 1967.
English singer Joe Cocker recorded The Letter during the rehearsals for his upcoming Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour on March 17, 1970. Leon Russell and the Shelter People provided the back up; Russell and Denny Cordell produced the recording.
Cocker performed it during his 1970 performance at the Fillmore East auditorium in New York City and was included on the live Mad Dogs & Englishmen album.
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