Monday, December 22, 2014

Joe Cocker dies at 70 after battling cancer

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.

Performing @ Zenith de Paris, May 15, 2013, in Paris, France

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."