We dug into our archives for great interviews Joe did at KVNF through out the years. Joe's good friends and snooker club also share stories about their friendship and history with this legendary musician and beloved community member.
Joe Cocker, the British-born blues and rock singer, passed away Monday morning at his home in Crawford, Colo. at the age of 70. He died of lung cancer.
Cocker is known for hits such as his cover of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “You Are So Beautiful”.
Here’s Cocker during a 2007 interview with KVNF talking about what he remembers most about Woodstock.
"I hate to say it to whoever asks, but I do get asked that a lot," Cocker says. "And it’s because I wasn't there that long. We flew in. I got straight out of the helicopter and went up on stage. It was late morning, did the show. Somebody gave me a big spliff backstage and I was back on the helicopter and out of there."
Cocker's performance at the 1969 music festival rocketed his career.
Long-time friends and associates of late rock icon Joe Cocker spent Monday hosting a tribute show to him. They broadcasted from the KVNF Cocker Studio and shared his music and their stories about him with listeners. Cocker lived in Crawford, Colo. for nearly two decades where he started the Cocker Kids' Foundation with his wife Pam. Cocker was also a major supporter of KVNF.
On behalf of the board, staff, and volunteers at KVNF we want to express our deep gratitude for all Joe Cocker brought to this world. The legacy of Joe’s music and his great contributions to KVNF and to the North Fork community will never be forgotten.