Joe Cocker

English musician (1944–2014)

Joe Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 21 December 2014) was an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and was most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of The Beatles. The cover of their song With A Little Help From My Friends, sung by Cocker at the Woodstock Festival, initially made him famous.

Joe Cocker
Background information
Birth nameJohn Robert Cocker
Born(1944-05-20)May 20, 1944
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
DiedDecember 21, 2014(2014-12-21) (aged 70)
Crawford, Colorado, U.S.
GenresBlues, rock
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
InstrumentsVocals, harmonica
Years active1960s-2014

On 22 December 2014, Cocker died of lung cancer at his home in Crawford, Colorado at the age of 70.[1]






Year Month Title UK Singles U.S. Hot 100 Album
1968 October "With a Little Help From My Friends" 1 '
1969 September "Delta Lady" 10 '
1970 July "The Letter" 39 '
1975 "You Are So Beautiful" 5 I Can Stand a Little Rain
1983 January "Up Where We Belong" 7
1992 March "(All I Know) Feels Like Forever" 25 '
1992 May "Now That the Magic Has Gone" 28 '
1992 July "Unchain My Heart 17 '
1994 August "The Simple Things" 17 '
1994 December "Let the Healing Begin" 32 '


  1. "Rock star Joe Cocker dead at 70". Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014.

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