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Rocker Joe Cocker

British singer Joe Cocker performs on a television show in Munich in March 2002.
British singer Joe Cocker performs on a television show in Munich in March 2002.

The raspy-voiced British rocker, Joe Cocker, has died of lung cancer. He was 70 years old. Cocker was a symbol of the rock era of the 60s and 70s. Perhaps his greatest work was that of the Beatles’ song “With a Little Help from my Friends;” he sang the tune with a soulful interpretation at Woodstock in 1969.

Cocker released more than 20 albums, the most recent in 2012, titled “Fire It Up.”

Joe Cocker is survived by his wife, Pam; a brother, Viktor; and a stepdaughter, Zoey.

(S-R photo: Joe Cocker, 2002)




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