Joe Cocker performing at WoodstockJoe Cocker performed “With a Little Help From My Friends” as the last song of his Woodstock set, August 17, 1969. Cocker’s version is slower, and in a different key and meter than the Beatles version.

His studio recording of the song, released in October 1968, eventually reached number one on the British charts. In the US, it reached number 68 on the charts. The single featured Jimmy Page on lead guitar and Steve Winwood on piano. In later years, it was used as the opening theme song of the American TV series The Wonder Years (1988-1993).

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