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Grammy Winning Singer Joe Cocker Dead At 70

Grammy Winning Singer Joe Cocker Dead At 70

English rock and blues singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70.  

A rep for Cocker, best known for his live Woodstock cover of The Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends," died Monday.  

The singer, who reportedly had a home in Colorado, had reportedly been battling lung cancer.  

Cocker's version of the Beatles' hit became the theme song for the TV series "The Wonder Years."  

He was also noted for his raspy voice and spastic stage movements, infamously imitated by late comedian John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live."  

Cocker also scored a top-five hit in the U.S. with 1975's "You Are So Beautiful" and won a Grammy Award for his number one duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong" from the movie "An Officer and a Gentleman."  

He received an OBE at Buckingham Palace in 2008 for his contributions to music.  

In a statement to the BBC, Cocker's agent Barrie Marshall called the singer "simply unique," adding, "It will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts." 

 

 

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