Singer Joe Cocker Dead at 70

cocker

Joe Cocker has died at 70, according to a BBC report.

The singer-songwriter hailed from Sheffield, England and rose up through the club ranks in the 1960s. His mainstream breakthrough came when he famously covered the iconic Beatles song “With a Little Help From My Friends” in 1968, which wound up placing high on both U.S. and UK charts.

Cocker won a Grammy Award in 1983 for his duet with Jennifer Warnes, “Up Where We Belong,” which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1982 Richard Gere and Debra Winger film “An Officer and a Gentleman.”

His version of “With a Little Help From My Friends” resurfaced again in 1988 as the theme song to ABC’s period comedy-drama,”The Wonder Years,” starring Fred Savage.

Here is one of his best

Another favorite of mine

Advertisements