|Cocker at Los Angeles airport in 1972|
Joe Cocker lost his battle with lung cancer today. Our local radio station 106.3 Frank FM (Nashua, NH) played a nice tribute when the news broke, playing several of Cocker's hits back-to-back.
From BBC News:
Last year, his arena tour across Europe saw him achieve a number one album in Germany and give what was to be his final concert in Hammersmith, London, in June.
Cocker, who recorded 23 studio albums and 40 albums, lived in Colorado, in the US.
Sir Paul McCartney said he was a lovely guy who "brought so much to the world".
Cocker's friend Rick Wakeman, keyboard player for the rock band Yes, called his rendition of With a Little Help From My Friends "sensational" and said: "He had a voice that was just unique."
Wakeman told BBC Radio 2: "The great thing is with someone like Joe is what they leave behind, and that will be with us for years and years."
Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker from one of his friends peace and love. R😎✌️🌟💖
— Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic) December 22, 2014
#JoeCocker. Thank you for sharing your soul. RIP. http://t.co/Ty1emZ2hTi
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) December 22, 2014
Sad to hear of Joe Cocker’s passing.I interviewed him on my radio show years ago, he sang #YouAreSoBeautiful on the air.Incredible man. #RIP
— Larry King (@kingsthings) December 22, 2014
Goodbye to Joe Cocker. There was never anyone like him, and there never will be again. The one of the Sounds of an Era passes.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 22, 2014
So sad to hear of Joe Cocker's passing. "You are so beautiful" is both Joe and Nicky Hopkins piano at their very best. Gonna play it now RIP
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) December 22, 2014
Sad to hear Joe Cocker has passed away. Our prayers go out to his family.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) December 22, 2014