Another rock legend passed today -- the great Joe Cocker, who died of lung cancer at age 70. His real talent was taking some of the music of the 1970s and early 1970s that already seemed perfect -- such as his most famous remake, the Beatles' " A Little Help From My Friends" -- and somehow making it even better. Here's his interpretation of the Boxtops' "The Letter." There won't be another like him.

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