Billy Joel paid tribute to Joe Cocker in September during a concert at Madison Square Garden, calling Cocker “a great singer who is not very well right now.” Joel added that “I think he should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I'm amazed that he’s not yet, but I'm throwing in my vote for Joe Cocker,” before performing his own take on “With a Little Help From My Friends.”
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Billy Joel – Joe Cocker Tribute (Madison Square Garden – September 17, 2014)
The following is a letter that Billy wrote in September to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in praise of Joe Cocker: