One of the most distinctive voices of rock 'n' roll is silent now, as Joe Cocker died today at age 70. Starting in the 60's, the UK singer rose in prominence, from the pubs to the arenas, recording over 20 studio albums, earning many awards and becoming an icon of rock and blues, while adding completely new interpretations to covers, like, most notably, "Feelin' Alright", "The Letter" and of course "I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends". Cocker was active to the end, touring through last year and even releasing a hit album in 2012. Many great obits are sure to come out soon, but you can start reading about this great man's career here and here.
Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche has shared his cover of Sia's "Chandelier."His mellow, melancholy approach adds a depth and stark contrast to the original. Lerche said he chose this song because he “was curious what might happen if a male singer sang those words of desperation and self...
Ian McLagan, keyboardist for the '60s UK rock band Small Faces (later, known in the '70s as the Faces), passed away today at the age of 69. In a statement released by his management, it was reported, "He died today, December 3, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of Aus...