A former gas fitter from Sheffield, Joe Cocker was catapulted to world stardom in 1969 at Woodstock with his legendary performance of the Beatles song, “A Little Help from My Friends.” His 1970 “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” tour of America is now seen as a milestone in rock history. On his death in 2014, he was hailed as “one of the great primal rock and roll vocalists of all time.”” But in the early 1970s as his stardom increased and the pressures mounted, Joe Cocker’s inner demons nearly caused him to be just another rock casualty. His family, friends and the legendary songwriters and musicians he collaborated describe how Joe overcame his struggles with alcohol and drugs to rebuild his reputation.
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