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  • John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE was an English singer and musician
When did Joe Cocker die? / Died22 December 2014

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  • He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs
  • Cocker's cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" reached number one in the UK in 1968
  • He performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969 and at the Party at the Palace concert for the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2002
  • His version also became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years
  • His 1974 cover of "You Are So Beautiful" reached number five in the US
  • Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his US number one "Up Where We Belong," a duet with Jennifer Warnes
  • In 1993 Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music
  • Cocker was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list

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