John Robert "Joe" Cocker(20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English blues-rock singer. He died at the age of 70 while battling lung cancer.Early Life (Childhood)
Cocker and the Beatles started their career at the same time and he was often linked with them. He and his Grease Band merge with Jimmy Page, Steve Winwood and others to recorded "With a Little Help From My Friends" in 1968.Interesting Facts
His song "With a Little Help From My Friends" became a No. 1 hit in England and propelled him to Woodstock. He also achieved another major success in the early 1970s with "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," a live album and concert film.Personal Life
His addiction into drugs and alcohol had become so severe that he sometimes forgot the lyrics to songs. He was not stronger mentally, so he could not turn away from temptation,Achievement
Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male in 1993. In 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque and for his services to music he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace.