The James Dean of Hamburg

“I looked up to Stu, I depended on him to tell me the truth. Stu would tell me if something was good, and I’d believe him.”— John Lennon

Stuart Sutcliffe was known as the Fifth Beatle or the Lost Beatle. He was beautiful, and he died on April 10, 1962, of a brain hemorrhage at the age of  22.

And that’s the name of that tune.

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Joe Cocker, king of the rock anthem

Oh, I get high with a little help from my friends
Yes, I get by with a little help from my friends
With a little help from my friends

Joe Cocker died on this day, December 22, 2014, in Crawford, Colorado, at the age of 70.

No mystery as to the cause of death. He had smoked forty cigarettes a day until he quit in 1991.

“Joe Cocker was without a doubt the greatest rock-soul singer ever to come out of Britain,” said music agent Barrie Marshall.

In 1968 Joe Cocker took a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney called ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ and transformed it into a song for the ages.

“I remember him and producer Denny Cordell coming round to the studio in Savile Row and playing what they’d recorded,” said Paul McCartney. “It was mind-blowing, he totally turned the song into a soul anthem.”

The three big things people remember about the 1969 rock festival Woodstock are: Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix played there — and Joe Cocker performed ‘With a Little Help from My Friends.’

The song and Joe Cocker’s rendition defined Woodstock.

Joe Cocker had a distinctive style when he was on stage.

“He begins the performance as if the music is taking over his body and soul,” said rock writer Nick D. Bambach. “He looks like a man possessed waiting for the spirits to be released from within.”

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The last photo of John Lennon

Signing an autograph for his assassin!



This loser, now 65, will rot in prison.


Yoko Ono being helped from the hospital after John died.


I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us.” — John Lennon

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