“With a Little Help From My Friends” Peformed by Joe Cocker (1968)

June 14, 2010

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Joe Cocker covered a Beatles Pop tune and took it to #1 in the UK as a Blues/Rock soulful lament that is, IMHO, the definitive version of the Lennon-McCartney song! For some reason it only went to #68 Pop in the States.

“With A Little Help From My Friends” appeared on England’s John Robert Cocker’s debut LP on A&M Records in 1969. Also titled  “With A Little Help From my Friends, ” the LP peaked at #35 in the USA.

Enjoy Joe’s live 1969 Woodstock rendition for as long as it lasts on YouTube. I know I do every time I watch it.

And here is the Beatles’ original rendition for your listening pleasure.  This is one of Ringo’s few leads and I love it.

Musically Yours,

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