John Robert "Joe" Cocker, (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs. Cocker's cover of the Beatles' With a Little Help from My Friends reached number one in the UK in 1968. His 1974 cover of "You Are So Beautiful" reached number five in the US.
Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983Grammy Award for his US number one Up Where We Belong, a duet with Jennifer Warnes. In 1993 Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.