John Robert “Joe” Cocker, was an English rock and blues singer and musician who came to popularity in the 1960s. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of the Beatles.
While performing a concert at Madison Square Garden on 17 September 2014, fellow musician Billy Joel stated that Cocker was “not very well right now” and asked that he be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cocker died of lung cancer on 22 December 2014 in Crawford, Colorado.
The two living Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were among those who paid tribute to the singer, while Cocker’s agent, Barrie Marshall, said that Cocker was “without doubt the greatest rock/soul singer ever to come out of Britain.You will always be missed; your songs will always be sung. May Your Soul Rest In Peace.
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