Share Share Share December 22, 2014 Biography, Memorial, Travel Farewell Joe Cocker December 22, 2014 Born John Robert Cocker May 1944 in South Yorkshire (England), septuagenarian senior citizen Joe Cocker died today December 22, 2014 at age 70 from lung cancer. If you remember him from Woodstock you are at least, 50+! Enjoy your memories and this song My Father's Son, a lesser known classic from Joe Cocker. (Pam and Joe Cocker Photo: Insomnia Cured Here | Flicker Some rights reserved) His baby boomer and senior fans will remember Joe Cocker's other hit singles, which include renditions of: Billy Preston's You Are So Beautiful, which Cocker had a #5 U.S. hit single with in 1974. The Beatle's With a Little Help from My Friends, which went to #1 in 1968 in both the U.S. and the U.K. A 1982 duet with Jennifer Warnes for the movie An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Up Where We Belong.