Randy Newman, who wrote Cocker’s hit song “You Can Keep Your Hat On,” told Billboard: “He was really a good guy and of course, a great, great artist.” From his contermporaries like Ringo Starr to newer rockers like Tom Morello, artists from all genres and generations hit social media to remember the late singer.
Saddened to hear about the passing of Joe Cocker this morning. May he rest in peace. This is from New Years 2009. https://t.co/01N0GG6m9o
— Gov’t Mule (@govtmuleband) December 22, 2014
— DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) December 22, 2014
So sad to hear of Joe Cocker passing. What a brilliant and unique voice. Peace
— Ronan Keating (@ronanofficial) December 22, 2014
— Taylor Hicks (@taylorhicks) December 22, 2014
Just heard the news about Joe Cocker. Had the good fortune of meeting him and having him sing a couple of my songs.
— Marc Broussard (@MarcBroussard) December 22, 2014
Another legend has made his mark & left us with the gifts of funky soul in his music. “Mr. Joe Cocker” gone at 70… http://t.co/F18vbiwtFB
— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) December 22, 2014
Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker from one of his friends peace and love. R
— Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic) December 22, 2014
RIP Joe Cocker. Great voice & spirit. #IGetByWithALittleHelpFromMyFriends
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) December 22, 2014
RIP Joe Cocker
Be more like this yall ——> http://t.co/10UDLpY33Z
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) December 22, 2014
So sad to hear of Joe Cocker’s passing. “You are so beautiful” is both Joe and Nicky Hopkins piano at their very best. Gonna play it now RIP
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) December 22, 2014
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) December 22, 2014
RIP Joe Cocker pic.twitter.com/qPWH8nhBtm
— Slash (@Slash) December 22, 2014
RIP Joe Cocker. Such an inspiration to me and music. His voice will carry on.
— Phillip Phillips (@Phillips) December 22, 2014
WE LOVED YOU FOREVER, WE WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS…RIP JOE COCKER.
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) December 22, 2014
RIP Joe Cocker….one of my favorite voices ever
— josh groban (@joshgroban) December 22, 2014
Goodbye to Joe Cocker. There was never anyone like him, and there never will be again. The one of the Sounds of an Era passes.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 22, 2014
Rest in peace Joe Cocker. What a voice and a gift you gave us all.
— Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles) December 22, 2014
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) December 22, 2014
This bloke wasn’t messin’ around. RIP Joe Cocker. http://t.co/fVYBwWD2KG
— The Dandy Warhols (@TheDandyWarhols) December 22, 2014
RIP Joe Cocker. You will be missed! #RIPJoeCocker
— Official Motörhead (@myMotorhead) December 22, 2014