Fans and friends of Joe Cocker paid tribute to the Sheffield-born star's long career and his passionate, distinctive voice.Read the full story ›
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In this video, which featured as part of a documentary to mark Joe Cocker's 60th birthday, we see a clip from the Calendar archive. In 1971 presenter Austin Mitchell interviewed Joe at his home in Sheffield. They discuss the influence of the city on his music.
Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney has joined the tributes to Joe Cocker, the singer who died today at the age of 70.
Sir Paul said:
It's really sad to hear about Joe's passing. He was a lovely northern lad who I loved a lot and, like many people, I loved his singing I was especially pleased when he decided to cover With A Little Help From My Friends and I remember him and (producer) Denny Cordell coming round to the studio in Savile Row and playing me what they'd recorded and it was just mind-blowing, totally turned the song into a soul anthem and I was forever grateful for him for doing that.
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.
Sad to hear Joe Cocker has passed away. Such an inspiration and an absolute legend.
So sad to hear about Joe Cocker. What an entertainer. One of a kind voice. Rock won't ever sound the same.
Joe Cocker, who has died aged 70, was awarded the OBE in 2007 for his services to music.
The award was in recognition of a long musical career that also included a Grammy award in 1983 for 'Up Where We Belong', the duet Cocker performed with Jennifer Warnes.
The track is well known for featuring on the soundtrack for the film 'An Officer and a Gentleman'.
The start and finish locations of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race have been announced today - with the East Riding set to play a major part after missing out in the Grand Depart in the summer. Bridlington will host part of the race, along with Scarborough, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York. We don't know the exact route yet but details will be revealed next month. It's hoped the region can capitalise on the success of last summer's Tour de France opening stages which saw more than three million people cheer on the cyclists as they rode through Yorkshire. Michael Billington reports.
A plane full of families from our region who either are seriously ill, or have been in the past, has taken off on a dream trip to Lapland. The annual trip is organised by the charity When You Wish Upon A Star. The flight goes to and from Finland in a day giving each child the chance to meet Santa.
Joe Cocker's agent has said it will be "impossible" to fill the space left by the singer's death.
Barrie Marshall told the BBC that Cocker was "simply unique" and "it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts."
Joe Cocker's most famous songs took him from the UK, to US and beyond and turned him into an international superstar.Read the full story ›