With a Little Help from My Friends: JOE COCKER

Australian singles charts:
With a Little Help from My Friends entered the Kent charts on 2 November 1968 and peaked at #8. The song was #65 on the Top 100 of 1968.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney

BONUS CLIP BELOW – live performance

Joe Cocker’s version of With a Little Help from My Friends was a radical re-arrangement of the original Beatles version, featuring drums by Procol Harum’s BJ Wilson, guitar lines from Jimmy Page and organ by Tommy Eyre.
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John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote this song. The Beatles released it on their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band but never released it as a single. The Beatles were so impressed with Cocker’s version that they sent him a telegram of congratulations and placed an ad in the music papers praising it.
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BONUS CLIP – live performance
Filmed at the Metropol in Berlin on 31 October 1980

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