Legendary English blues rocker Joe Cocker has died after at his home in Colorado, after losing his battle with lung cancer. His years of activity started in the 60s with his well-known cover of The Beatles‘ “With A Little Help From My Friends“, which also gave name to his first covers album. The cover was performed at the Woodstock festival in 1969, and also in 1994. His duet with Jennifer Warnes titled “Up Where We Belong” topped the charts, and was featured in the film An Officer And A Gentleman.
He scored with other hits such as his cover of Julie London‘s “Cry Me A River” in 1970 and Billy Preston‘s “You Are So Beautiful” in 1974. Cocker was born in Sheffield and started out performing at small venues with his band in his teens. He recorded nearly 40 albums, his last being Fire It Up, released in 2012, and toured widely around the world. Watch Cocker perform “With A Little Help From My Friends” live at Woodstock below.