JOE COCKER DEAD

Music legend JOE COCKER has died at age 70 after a battle with lung cancer, The ENQUIRER has learned.

The BBC reported that Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' “With A Little Help From My Friends” and “Cry Me a River”, has passed.

Cocker (who famously dueted on Saturday Night Live with a Cocker- impersonating John Belushi) was an icon that outlasted most wild and wooly rockers from the 1970s.

Originally from Sheffield, England Cocker’s career lasted more than 40 years. His other hits included “You Are So Beautiful and "The Letter" and “Up Where We Belong”.

Known for his gritty voice and semi-spasmodic writhing, Cocker began his career before hitting the big time.

He was propelled to super-stardom when his Beatles cover topped the charts worldwide.

Joe performed the mega-hit at the Woodstock music festival in 1969.

His LP "Joe Cocker & Friends" also was a top seller.

His duet with Jennifer Warnes, “Up Where We Belong “- from the film “An Officer And A Gentleman” – also hit number one, garnering Joe a Grammy and an Academy Award.

Last year Joe broke all his own records in arenas across Europe, with a number one album in Germany.

We’re ALL going to cry a river… Now.  

 

 

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