John Belushi’s Perfectly Channels Joe Cocker With His Rendition Of “With A Little Help From My Friends”
On Saturday Night Live in 1976, comedian John Belushi was picked to channel Joe Cocker. He crooned a frightening performance as Cocker with his rendition of the classic song “With A Little Help From My Friends.” Belushi willingly took on the job and did a soulful cover of the song.
He even matched Cocker’s facial expressions and spastic movements onstage. The bizarre performance ended with Belushi rolling around on the floor and falling off the stage. While other artists would be offended at the thought of John Belushi impersonating them, Cocker loved the performance. He even teamed up with the comedian for a special performance of “Feelin’ Alright” on Saturday Night Live.
During that performance, Belushi reprised his role as Joe Cocker. He even performed alongside the musician in matching T-shirts and pants. Both Joe Cocker and John Belushi’s deaths were a huge loss to the entertainment world. Belushi died 30 years older than Cocker, who passed away in 2014. Both SNL and music fans won’t forget either of these iconic performances.