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COCKER WILL PERFORM TO RAISE HOPE FROM ASHES OF AREA FIRE

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Joe Cocker, with a little help from his friends, is putting on a benefit concert to help his adopted hometown, Santa Barbara, Calif., recover from the wildfire that destroyed 600 homes and caused $250 million in damage earlier this summer.

Cocker, who lives less than a mile from the charred area, will be joined onstage by Pat Benatar at the July 31 show. "Many of my neighbors and friends, people I have known for years, have been hurt by this tragedy," Cocker said."Some of them risked their lives fighting the fire and I want to return something to them. If I can do that with my music, I will."