Up Where He Belongs

We must note with deep sadness the death of the great Joe Cocker, who succumbed to cancer yesterday. He was only 70.

I posthumously award Mr. Cocker a major distinction: his amazing version of the Beatles’ A Little Help From My Friends is, in my opinion, the only cover of a Beatles song that is as good as the original.


  1. Whitewall says

    Agreed. But my favorite Joe Cocker tune was always “High Time We Went”. Never got as much air play as others.

    Posted December 23, 2014 at 9:13 pm | Permalink
  2. Expo says

    Onward and upward JOE, thanks for all the great singing.

    Posted December 23, 2014 at 10:04 pm | Permalink
  3. Kevin Kim says

    Right as Joe steps through the pearly gates, Saint Peter will remind him that he can leave his hat on.

    Posted December 23, 2014 at 11:19 pm | Permalink
  4. Kevin,

    I don’t know much about Joe’s personal life, but if he kept his hat on because he was Jewish, I hope his father’s name wasn’t Alte.

    Posted December 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

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