John Robert “Joe” Cocker OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was and always will be one of the giants of the 20th century music industry as far as I’m concerned. Right from the time when he sang at Woodstock, I followed him. Joe was the most unlikely looking rock star with his barrel chest, plus the way he played air guitar in his signature frantic way.
But once he opened his mouth and that magical gravely voice hit you – that was it. Like me you were hooked. “With a little help from my friends” was Joe’s anthem.
…I like this version with Brian May on guitar and Phil Collins on drums at Queen’s Golden Jubilee concert?
RIP Joe. I miss you brother…