Sheffield born soul rock singer Joe Cocker on stage and mid-song at the Isle of Wight Festival.  (Central Press/Getty Images)

Joe Cocker, Soulful Interpreter of ’70s Hits, Has Died

Like a lot of fans, I probably first became aware of Joe Cocker via the film Woodstock, which I saw on TV in the mid-1970s. Seeing this guy completely swept away by the music, writhing, chest heaving, sweating, spitting, and roaring in a manly growl, personified the passion I already felt about music.

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