Joe Cocker died of lung cancer at the age of 70 and his loss is tremendous as there may never be another singer like Joe Cocker. Ever again.
In an age of singing contest shows ala "The Voice" and "American Idol" someone who has a voice like Joe may never make it out of first auditions. Sure in the past there was 1 or 2 but the judges had no idea what to do with a voice like that. Joe had one thing you just cannot teach tho, and that is soul.
In an age where video killed the radio star, Cocker survived and persevered. Dying Monday in his home in Colorado due to lung cancer was his own way on being on the mountain high. His style was truly unique and one of a kind.
His voice and delivery style made sure that "Leave Your Hat On" was anyting but 80's campy but absolutely quite sexy. As Sandra Bullock was once told, shoes and a hat should be the last things taken off at night. Cocker can be thanked a lot for that frame of mind.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Joe Cocker. Truly one of a kind.