John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE ( born 20 May 1944 – died 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician. He was popular for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and definitive versions of popular songs.Early Life (Childhood)
Cocker was born at 38 Tasker Road, Crookes, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom. His birth name was John Robert Cocker.Interesting Facts
Cocker died of lung cancer on 22 December 2014 in Crawford, Colorado. He was paid tribute by the Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. His agent, Barrie Marshall, stated that "without doubt the greatest rock/soul singer ever to come out of Britain.Personal Life
Cocker dated Eileen Webster for 13 years and separated permanently in 1976. Cocker married Pam Baker on 11 October 1987. They resided on the Mad Dog Ranch in Crawford, Colorado.Achievement
Cocker was nominated in various prestigious awards and had won 25th Annual Grammy Award, Best Pop Performance with Jennifer Warnes for "Up Where We Belong".Rumor
His fellow musician Billy Joel stated that he was "not very well right now" whilw giving a concert and endorsed Cocker for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.