Sunday, June 1, 2014

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "With a Little Help from My Friends" by Joe Cocker

Ever since my post from last Friday I've had The Wonder Years on my mind.  It was the single greatest TV show of my adolescence, and Kevin Arnold and I were just about the same age.

Originally a Beatles song, "With a Little Help from My Friends" was on their 1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.  Joe Cocker then stole it, totally changed it, and made it the title track of his own album just two years later in 1969 (no way that would fly today).

In 1988 The Wonder Years used the Cocker version for the show intro, and the rest is history.

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