Joe Cocker Dead at 70
Joe Cocker is dead. The famed British singer, whose cover version of “With A Little Help From My Friends” at Woodstock became an iconic moment and later served as the theme for “The Wonder Years,” has died at the age of 70. The cause of death has not been confirmed, but was reportedly lung cancer. His agent confirmed the news of Cocker’s death.
Known for his gritty and unique singing voice, Cocker had hits like “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong” in the 1970s and 1980s. Cocker sang with the Grease Band in the late 1960s, followed by a group called Mad Dogs and Englishmen. His career spanned decades, with Cocker continuing to perform into this decade.
“Up Where We Belong,” Cocker’s duet with Jennifer Warnes, won a Grammy and an Oscar for Best Original Song after it was recorded for the An Officer and a Gentleman soundtrack. In 2008, Rolling Stone named Cocker one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Check out the video of Joe Cocker performing “With A Little Help From My Friends” at Woodstock below.