John Robert Cocker. Una delle grandi voci all time ci lascia dopo essere stato vinto, a 70 anni, da un cancro che lo aveva colpito da tempo. 40 anni di carriera costellata da alti e bassi, da Woodstock a brani senza tempo come ‘You Are So Beautiful’ e ‘Up Where We Belong’, dall’indimenticabile soundtrack di “9 Settimane e 1/2” ai successi del periodo seguente. Nel settembre scorso durante un concerto al Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel avea “informato” il pubblico sullo stato di salute del cantante inglese, auspicando e chiedendo che fosse onorato con l’entrata nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Zucchero: Joe was my brother, a brother of blood, of the heart and of the soul. RIP.
Rick Wakeman: He had a voice that was just unique. The great thing is with someone like Joe is what they leave behind, and that will be with us for years and years.
Paul McCartney: Brought so much to the world. I knew him through the years as a good mate and I was so sad to hear that he had been ill and really sad to hear today that he had passed away. He was a great guy, a lovely guy who brought so much to the world and we’ll all miss him.
Ringo Starr: Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker.
Bebe Buell: Awww, RIP Joe Cocker…you had the most unique voice and Ur version of ‘Help From My Friends’ will live on forever-changed my life as a teen.
Steven Tyler: We loved you forever, we will miss you always. RIP Joe Cocker.
Frank Turner: Wow. Sad to hear of Joe Cocker’s passing. Incredible singer.
Bryan Adams: Joe Cocker has died. RIP my good friend, you were one of the best rock singers ever.
Tom Morello: RIP Joe Cocker. Great voice & spirit.
Lupe Fiasco: RIP Joe Cocker.
Ricky Gervais: RIP the mighty Joe Cocker.
Joe Walsh: God Bless Joe Cocker. So special. You don’t listen to Joe Cocker records, you sing along with them. Thanks for the great music & friendship.
The Doobie Brothers: God Bless Joe Cocker. So special. You don’t listen to Joe Cocker records, you sing along with them. Thanks for the great music & friendship.
Slash: RIP Joe Cocker.
John Densmore: RIP Joe Cocker.
The Dandy Warhols: This bloke wasn’t messin’ around. RIP Joe Cocker.
Foghat: We just heard that Joe Cocker has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and friends today. Rest in peace.
Peter Frampton: 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.
Gov’t Mule: Saddened to hear about the passing of Joe Cocker this morning. May he rest in peace. This is from New Years 2009.
Motorhead: RIP Joe Cocker. You will be missed!
Anton Newcombe: RIP Joe Cocker.
Val Kilmer: Ah. What a mighty mighty original voice is gone. Joe Cocker one of the all time soul of Rock and Roller Kings will be missed forever.
Ronan Keating: So sad to hear of Joe Cocker passing. What a brilliant and unique voice. Peace.
Bootsy Collins: Another legend has made his mark & left us with the gifts of funky soul in his music. “Mr. Joe Cocker” gone at 70…
Hugh Laurie: Oh god. Joe Cocker. The world now feels like a two-legged table.
Bette Midler: 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.
Lenny Kravitz: #JoeCocker. Thank you for sharing your soul. RIP.
Josh Groban: RIP Joe Cocker….one of my favorite voices ever.