By Radio.com

Joe Cocker has died after a long battle with lung cancer, reports ITV News. He was 70 years old.

Cocker was known for his bluesy, gravely voice and skyrocketed to prominence with his cover of the Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends,” which he performed at Woodstock in 1969.

In 1975, his song “You Are So Beautiful”, reached No 5. in the charts in the US. He also won a GRAMMY award in 1983 for his US No. 1 duet with Jennifer Warnes, “Up Where We Belong.”

Photos: Joe Cocker Through The Years

Born in Sheffield, England, Cocker started performing in various groups at a very young age. He formed the Grease Band in 1966, and later performed on TV shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show and This Is Tom Jones.

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