Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Singer Joe Cocker died at 70

“You Are So Beautiful” singer Joe Cocker has died with Lung Cancer Monday at his home in Crawford, Colo. He was at the age of 70. 

Barrie Marshall confirmed his death; he told Joe has died after battling Lung Cancer. The Sheffield-born musician died after a "hard-fought battle with small cell lung cancer," said his record label, Sony. 

He was a famous singer in 60’s and 70’s and he became famous after his performance of “With a Little Help from My Friends” at the Woodstock music festival in 1969. Mr. Cocker made millions of younger fans after the release and in 1988 the song used as the theme song for the ABC comedy series “The Wonder Years.”   

Joe gave other hit included “The Letter” and the standard “Cry Me a River,” both in 1970, and “You Are So Beautiful,” in 1975. He gave his single with Jennifer Warnes for the film “An Officer and a Gentleman,” in 1982 which won his Grammy Award. When he started his career he struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. 

Joe released almost 40 albums by which he became a stunning personality day by day. On Twitter, Ringo Starr wrote on Monday, “Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker from one of his friends.” 

In a statement, Paul McCartney said “It was just mind-blowing, totally turned the song into a soul anthem,” he said, “and I was forever grateful for him for having done that.” 

He was survived his wife, Pam; a brother, Victor; a stepdaughter, Zoey Schroeder; and two grandchildren.  

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