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RIP Joe Cocker

Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:04 pm

Dead at the age of 70. Lung cancer

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30582761

In the US, he probably was most famous for his duet on "Saturday Night Live" with John Belushi, who, imitating Cocker, sang alongside the original.

In a small way, he helped get me through my first paying job when I was 16. I worked as a short-order cook in a drive-in diner (why they hired me, I have no idea since the most I ever cooked before was a grilled cheese sandwich).

It was a job I hated and I literally considered quitting every single night at the end of my shift.

But it had an old-fashioned jukebox. Most of the songs were Top 40, which were not at all to my taste. But there was one, a Cocker tune called "High Time We Went", and I would play that song at least once a night and it helped me get through a lot of pre-closing cleanups.

Rest in Peace

Re: RIP Joe Cocker

Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:39 am

He was still alive.

I always figured him to be one of those drugged out 60s refugees who would never see a social security check (or the British equivalant)
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