Joe Cocker Dies at 70

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 12.22.14 in News

Classic rock icon Joe Cocker passed away this afternoon at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer. Cocker’s rough-and-tumble, gospel-inspired version of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” is arguably more well known than the original, and his performance at the original Woodstock in 1969 is the stuff of legend. Though he scored hits later in his career — most notable with Jennifer Warnes on “Up Where We Belong” in 1983 — it is for his early, blues-derived work for which he will undoubtedly be best remembered.