We have lost announced great in the music industry. The news of singer Joe Cocker’s death broke last night. The legend lost his battle with lung cancer on Sunday. Win his time, the star gave us some of the most memorable songs that people still sing today. His unique and powerful voice will be missed!
The Grammys team have released a tribute statement:
Singer/songwriter Joe Cocker had one of the most distinctive, soulful voices in all of rock. Classics such “You Are So Beautiful,” his famous cover of the Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends,” as well as his GRAMMY®-winning duet with Jennifer Warnes, “Up Where We Belong,” showcased his rich, compelling vocals as well as his undeniable talent. Known for his powerful delivery and dynamic stage presence, he toured extensively around the world, becoming an international superstar in the process. Our music community has lost a passionate and influential artist, and his legacy will continue to inspire and entertain generations to come. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and all who have been enriched by his remarkable work.
The Recording Academy
May his musical legacy live on forever and may Joe Cocker Rest In Peace.