Singer Joe Cocker Dead at 70

singer joe cocker dead at 70
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Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, has died aged 70.

His agent Barrie Marshall said Cocker, who died after battling lung cancer, was "simply unique".

From Wiki:
Cocker's cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" reached number one in the UK in 1968, and he performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969. His version became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years. His 1975 cover of Billy Preston's "You Are So Beautiful", reached number five in the US. Cocker is the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his US number one "Up Where We Belong", a duet with Jennifer Warnes. In 1993 he was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown, and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Cocker was ranked No. 97 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list.

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