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 smoked forty cigarettes a day.
Paul McCartney’s rock anthem ‘Hey Jude’ was released on this day August 26, 1968. His notes for the song — a few lines scribbled on a piece of paper — sold for $910,000 at auction.
The British band Badfinger was on its way to becoming the next Beatles but they got ripped off by a crooked American manager who got rich while the musicians went broke. And in the end two of them hanged themselves.