Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Legendary singer Joe Cocker died of cancer – Dni.Ru

In London, died on the legendary blues singer Joe Cocker. In the last years of his life he fought hard with lung cancer, but could not overcome a serious illness.

Joe Cocker. Photo: GLOBAL LOOK press

The famous British musician Joe Cocker died in the United States, in Colorado, where he lived for many years. According to the channel ITV, the singer died after a long battle with lung cancer .

For information about the singer’s death confirmed his agent Barry Marshall. According to him, Coker was a unique person, and “it would be impossible to fill the void that his death has left in our hearts.” “It is extremely talented, but a kind and humble man who loved the scene. Anyone who has ever seen it live, will never forget it “, – quotes Marshall BBC News.

John Robert Cocker was born in 1944 in Sheffield. Dropped out of school, he was engaged with youth artistic activities. In 1960 Cocker toured the UK with several bands performing in the style of rhythm and blues. Wide fame came to the Cocker in 1968, when his version of the song Beatles – With a Little Help from my Friends was on the top of the UK charts.

During his career blues legend recorded 40 albums. In 1983 he was awarded the prestigious American prize Grammy. Among his repertoire – bluesy ballad My Father’s Son, Unchain My Heart, You Can Leave Your Hat On, Now That the Magic Has Gone, N`oubliez jamais.

In the 2000s, Coker has repeatedly acted on Reception in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, performing their hits as well as songs of Beatles. In 2007, Charles Prince of Wales awarded him the Order of the British Empire for “service to music.” In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine included Cocker in the list of “100 greatest singers in the history”.


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