Singer Joe Cocker Dies At 70 After Battling Lung Cancer
The English rocker known for songs like "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "Up Where We Belong" died Monday after battling cancer.By Katherine Biek | December 22, 2014
Musician Joe Cocker died Monday morning in his Colorado home after battling lung cancer. He was 70 years old.
Born in 1944, Cocker grew up in Sheffield, England, and began pursuing a music career in his 20s. He shot to fame in 1968 when his cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends" rose to No. 1. Cocker's version of the hit song would later be used as the theme song for the ABC television show "The Wonder Years." (Video via Regal Zonophone / Joe Cocker, ABC / "The Wonder Years")
In 1983, Cocker won a Grammy for "Up Where We Belong." The duet with Jennifer Warnes was featured in the film "An Officer and a Gentleman."