Joe Cocker pass away Monday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer. The well-deserved tributes are coming fast and furious from colleagues, fans, and anybody who had any sort of connection to Cocker's distinctive voice and unique performance style. But let's give the man himself a minute to reflect on himself, as culled from years of interviews.
According to TMZ, Kasem was buried Tues., Dec. 16 at Norway’s Vestre Gravlund Cemetery. The news broke today (Dec. 22), almost a week after a small ceremony. Kasem’s own children were not at the ceremony and did not know it took place until today, the report says.
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Before his death Monday (Dec. 22) at age 70, Joe Cocker charted 19 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including familiar recordings like 1968's cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," which later became the theme song for the hit 1980s TV show 'The Wonder Years.' Cocker topped the Hot 100 with the 1982 single "Up Where We Belong," with Jennifer Warnes, from the film 'An Officer and a Gentleman.'
"You want to honor me for doing a job that I absolutely love?" Ahead of his induction into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame next spring, Billboard sat down with Warner Music Canada president Steve Kane about hitting up the record store every Saturday and