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Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70


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#1 HSMagnet

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Posted Dec 22, 2014 - 08:51 PM

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

The Sheffield-born singer had a career lasting more than 40 years, with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong.

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

Sir Paul McCartney said he was a lovely guy who "brought so much to the world".

Cocker's friend Rick Wakeman, keyboard player for the rock band Yes, called his rendition of With a Little Help From My Friends "sensational" and said: "He had a voice that was just unique."

Wakeman told BBC Radio 2: "The great thing is with someone like Joe is what they leave behind, and that will be with us for years and years."

 

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30582761


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Posted Dec 22, 2014 - 11:31 PM

Loss for the community, surprised he lasted this long with his liquid (alcohol) diet and drugs, the lung cancer sucks mongrel of a way to go out, guess he would have had trouble even raising a note in the end.
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