A look back at the remarkable life of Joe Cocker

Tributes have poured in for one of the iconic voices of the 1960s, Joe Cocker, who has died aged 70 after a battle with lung cancer.

Beatles legends Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney were among them, with Sir Paul calling Cocker "a lovely northern lad".

ITV News Correspondent Lewis Vaughan-Jones takes a look back at Cocker's remarkable life.

The singer's agent, Barrie Marshall said it would be "impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts".

The likes of Bryan Adams, Ricky Gervais and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler also joined in.

He was born John Robert Cocker in Sheffield on May 20, 1944.

He hit the big time with his trademark gravelly tones in 1964, recordinga number of hits,

In 1968 he scored a UK number one with his cover of the Beatles' 'A Little Help From My Friends'.

Video: Joe Cocker's famous songs turned him into a superstar

The track was later used as the opening song for US show The Wonder Years.

He produced alternative versions of a number of iconic songs, includingthe Tom Jones classic 'You Can Leave Your Hat On', which featured inSheffield-based film The Full Monthy.

He also covered tracks by the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan andBob Marley.

Receiving the OBE from Prince Charles in 2007. Credit: PA

His success did not go unrecognised - as well as receiving a Grammy in 1983 for his duet with Jennifer Warne on "Up Where We Belong", Cocker wasawarded the OBE in 2007 for services to music.

A documentary filmed for his 60th birthday, including a 1971 interview in which Cocker discusses the influence of Sheffield on his music:

In 1992 he moved to the town of Crawford, Colorado, where his wifePam hails from.

It was here that they founded the charitable Cocker Kids Foundationto help young people in the local area.

Stars of music and entertainment were quick to pay tribute to the star.

Cocker is survived by Pam, his brother Victor, stepdaughter Zoey Schroeder and two grandchildren, Eva and Simon Schroeder.