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John Robert "Joe" Cocker OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English / singer who came to popularity in the , most known for his voice and his cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of The Beatles. Joe Cocker was the youngest son of a civil servant. From 1961 Cocker was by day an apprentice gas fitter and by night, in dark suit and bow tie, he became Vance Arnold singing with The Avengers in rough Sheffield pubs. The set included songs by mentor Ray Charles "What'd I Say" and "Georgia on My Mind. Read more about Joe Cocker on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.