The 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' concert movie premiered on January 22, 1971, showing Joe Cocker at the peak of his powers.
A look at one of his most-recorded numbers, with the help of the late, great Leon himself.
The UNICEF event featured John and George's first scheduled performance since The Beatles' last concert in 1966, and Lennon's last UK live appearance.
The duo's version of the song outdid the one by its writer, Dave Mason.
The great writer-guitarist, with wife Bonnie, made some of the best blues, rock and gospel-flavoured US music of their generation.
Following the phenomenal success their album Close to You, Richard and Karen Carpenter notched another No.2 album with their self-titled album Carpenters.
Greatest hits collections are very often big sellers, and for obvious reasons, but few have been as successful as the Carpenters’ The Singles 1969–1973.
Listen to the live version of 'Spoonful,' featuring the late Jack Bruce, from Soundcheck, by Leslie West, his former bandmate in West, Bruce & Laing.