British classic rocker, Joe Cocker, has passed away at the age of 70. Sony Music has confirmed that his death was a result of ” a hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer”. The music community is mourning his loss today. Peter Frampton tweeted, “So sad to hear of Joe Cocker’s passing. ‘You are so beautiful’ is both Joe and Nicky Hopkins piano at their very best. Gonna play it now RIP”. At a concert earlier this year, Billy Joel described Cocker as “a great singer who is not very well right now”, adding, “I think he should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I’m amazed that he’s not yet, but I’m throwing in my vote for Joe Cocker”. He will be missed.
Here are a couple of Joe Cocker’s most notable songs:
“With a Little Help From My Friends” (You may remember this being the theme song for The Wonder Years”)
“Up Where We Belong” (His only Grammy-Award-winning song and duet with Jennifer Warnes from the film “An Officer and a Gentleman.)