Joe Cocker, RIP


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#2

RIP indeed. Although he did so much more, “With A Little Help From My Friends” was Our Song, back in the day: it was on the jukebox in every pub we drank in. Happy days and fond memories.


#3

Joe Cocker’s reworking of The Letter got rid of some of the earlier versions’ cloying sweetness and gave it the desperation, a little tinge of fear, and much sweat; it was what it needed. He’ll be much missed.

“…and I’ll try not to sing out of key…”


#4

Sad news, few people’s voices have moved me as much.


#5

Farewell, Joe. I will leave a hat on for you.


#6

definitely one of the most unique performers and voices ever. always loved the passion he brought to everything he sung. RIP, man. [EDIT]: is that the Mamas & the Papas on back up? and who is that on keyboard?


#7

That version of The Letter gives me chills every time.
Don’t miss the fact that the recently passed Bobby Keys is taking the sax solo.


#8

On keys is the band leader and arranger of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, Leon Russell.


#9

One of my favorite performances:


#10

wow, i forgot about how great Belushi did that song. Now I’m missing both.

http://vimeo.com/66707201


#11

Seems like he had to have a change of scene.


#12

I am sad today.


#13

Indeed. It was the first song I thought of when I heard the news.
Very sad loss…


#14

This was filmed 4/3/70 In Minneapolis at the Depot which later became First Avenue. tickets were $4.00 and I was a very disapointed 13 year old as the minimum age was 18. The film Woodstock opened 1 week prior.


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