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Cancer Claims Iconic Entertainer Joe Cocker at 70

Photo: No Ordinary Joe.


(SNN) - British rock legend, Joe Cocker, has died of lung cancer, according to his agent, Barrie Marshall. Cocker vaulted to music stardom in 1968 with his revered cover of the Beatles’ hit “I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends”. The release made it to Number One on UK charts.

Cocker became a fixture in rock and pop music with such hits as “Your Are So Beautiful”, “Feelin’ All Right”, and another Beatle cover, “She Came In Through the Bathroom Window”.

He had lent his unique vocal talents to the works of a number of Canadian songwriters, as “The Weight” by The Band member, Robbie Robertson, and “Bird on a Wire” by Leonard Cohen.

Cocker achieved another Number One hit with a duet featuring Jennifer Warnes called “Up Where We Belong”. It was written for the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman” and lists Canadian folk legend Buffy St. Marie as one of the co-writers.

Tributes are pouring in from all over the world from Cocker's legion of fans, as well as from other music luminaries such as Paul McCartney.


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