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The music world remembers singing legend Joe Cocker

  • British rock singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70. He lost a long battle with lung cancer.

    Born into a working-class family, the Sheffield-born musician worked as a plumber while pursuing his singing career. He began his singing career in the pubs and clubs of Sheffield in the 1960s.

    Acclaimed for the quality of his voice, Cocker is credited with releasing nearly 23 studio albums and 40 albums as part of his world tour during his around five-decade old music career.

    His duet with Jennifer Warnes “Up Where We Belong” won a Grammy and an Oscar. With hits also including “You Are So Beautiful”, he lived in Crawford, Colorado, US

    Paying rich tributes, former Beatle Paul McCartney said that he would be "forever grateful" to Cocker for turning ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ into a "soul anthem."