In this Feb. 2, 2013 file photo, British singer Joe Cocker speaks after receiving the lifetime achievement award for music during the 48th Golden Camera award ceremony in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Maurizio Gambarini, File)
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Cocker lived in Crawford, Colorado, and released nearly 40 albums as he toured the world during a career spanning five decades.In the early 1970s Cocker's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour and live album cemented his success.In a memorable sketch in 1976, Cocker joined John Belushi as he parodied the singer's spasmodic style on the popular late-night comedy show "Saturday Night Live". Cocker's career path was punctuated by struggles with alcohol and drugs.The song earned Cocker his only Grammy and an Oscar for its writers.Cocker is survived by wife Pam, brother Victor, a stepdaughter and two grandchildren.
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