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Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

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Uploaded on Jun 11, 2009

A tribute to:
John Robert "Joe" Cocker (20 May 1944 – 21 December 2014)
The greatest rock/soul singer from Britain.

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"With a Little Help from My Friends" (originally titled: A Little Help from My Friends) is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, released on The Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in 1967. The song was written for and sung by Beatles drummer 'Ringo Starr'.

There are numerous interpretations of the the song and it has achieved the number one position on the British singles charts three times; by Joe Cocker in 1968, Wet Wet Wet in 1988 and by Sam and Mark in 2004.

Joe Cocker version
Joe Cocker's version was a radical re-arrangement of the original, in a slower, 6/8 meter, in a different key, using different chords in the middle eight, and a lengthy instrumental introduction (featuring memorable guitar lines from Jimmy Page). It was used as the opening theme song of the American television series The Wonder Years and is one of Joe Cocker's most famous songs. Cocker can be seen performing the song at Woodstock in 1969 and can be seen in the related documentary film, "3 Days of Peace and Music".

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