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SAD to hear of the passing of singer Joe Cocker from lung cancer aged 70.
The Sheffield-born gravel-voiced vocalist was truly a rock and blues legend.
I know it's relatively simple to tweak a song that's already been written, but his rendition of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends was an absolute gem and acknowledged so by Sir Paul McCartney himself. Joe covered many Beatles' songs, this being his best and a monster smash hit it was too.
Also renowned for his duet with Jennifer Warnes with Up Where We Belong from the film An Officer And A Gentleman, Joe Cocker could turn his hand to any song and succeeded in doing so.
Sing to the angels, Joe. Your voice will never be forgotten.
KENNY SURTEES, Ormesby
Singing legend Joe Cocker pictured in 2007. He died recently aged 70 |