Joe Cocker has died. He was a popular English rock and blues singer, who was known for his gritty voice passed away of lung cancer a the age of seventy. his management team has confirmed to ITV News. He was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in May, 1944 and died December 22, 2014. He began his success as a blues/rock singer in 1964. He had an a hit song called Up Where We Belong with Jennifer Warnes and best known for songs like ‘You are So Beautiful,’ ‘With a Little Help from my Friends,’ and ‘Unchain My Heart’. He was the son of a civil servant.
According to differing family stories, Cocker received his nickname of Joe either from playing a childhood game called “Cowboy Joe” or from a local window cleaner named Joe.
Some of his singing influences were Ray Charles and Lonnie Donegan and at the age of twelve was the first time he sang in public