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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Joe Cocker 20th May 1944 - 22nd December 2014

Joe Cocker had a lot of battles in his life: depression, heroin addiction and alcoholism and he fought against those and won, but sadly yesterday, at the age of 70, his final battle with Lung Cancer was one he could not defeat.

In a career that began back in the 60's and saw him release 22 Studio Albums, 9 Live Albums and 68 Singles, Cocker was considered as one of the finest voices in music. Even on his last studio album 'Fire It Up'  he was at the age of 68 still sounding in fine voice and live in concert was still peforming fantastically.

Whilst predominately known for only a few songs - 1968's Cover of The Beatles' 'With A Little Help From My Friends', 1975's 'You Are So Beautiful' (a Billy Preston Cover), and 1982's duet with Jennifer Warnes 'Up Where We Belong', there's actually so much more to him than that.

Fire It Up Live (Cologne 2013)

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