Joe Cocker, who passed away recently, was known for his passionate covers, especially of The Beatles. His career was boosted by his famous performance of "With a Little Help from My Friends" at Woodstock. Shown above, Cocker performed the song at the Queen's Golden Jubilee, Buckingham Palace, June 3, 2002. One reviewer wrote that he sang with an "undimmed, soulful intensity." Paul McCartney said of Cocker's rendition, "It was just mind-blowing, totally turned the song into a soul anthem, and I was forever grateful for him for having done that.” I recommend listening to a tribute to Joe Cocker on the St. James Infirmary music show, hosted by my good friend Michael Mand.