On This Day

Joe Cocker

Rocker Joe Cocker

Profession: Rocker


Why Famous: Joe Cocker found success with his 1968 cover of The Beatles song "With a Little Help from My Friends", which he sung at Woodstock in 1969 and became a soul anthem.

Other famous numbers sung in his typical gritty delivery include "You Are So Beautiful" (1974) and "Up Where We Belong", with Jennifer Warnes, for which he received a Grammy for in 1983 for the film " An Officer and a Gentleman".

Born: May 20, 1944
Birthplace: Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: December 22, 2014 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Married Life

  • 1987-10-11 British rock and blues singer Joe Cocker (43) weds Pam Baker

Historical Events

  • 1968-11-09 Joe Cocker's version of The Beatles song "With A Little Help From My Friends" becomes No. 1 single in the UK

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