It is with sadness that we mark the death of Sheffield’s own King of Soul at the too-young age of 70.
Joe had a hard life and in the view of many never fulfilled his potential due to an early fondness for drink and drugs.
Apart from his gruff, heart-rending voice, Joe was well known in his home town for being very partial to a slice or two of Swiss roll which he liked with custard.
One of his big regrets about moving to California was that you just couldn’t get proper custard.
How do you like your Swiss roll?