Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends (Live at Woodstock in 1969)

Yesterday was Joe Cocker’s birthday, and I had this video all lined up to post. Totally spaced it, though. I blame my day job.

Joe Cocker died last December. He would be 75 today if he was still with us. This is the version of “With A Little Help From My Friends” from Woodstock. It was my introduction to Joe Cocker (about the same time I first saw the John Belushi Joe Cocker skit, too). It’s really a powerful version of the song. It does a lot more for me than the Beatles version, though obviously Cocker couldn’t have covered it without the Beatles version.