Guitarist Eddie Cochran
birth name: Edward Raymond Cochrane

Eddie Cochran

October 3, 1938, Albert Lea, MN ~ April 17, 1960, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England

Eddie Cochran was the rock 'n' roll equivalent of actor James Dean. Good looking, supremely talented, and aching to grow beyond the material for which he became famous, he died before he could fulfill his artistic promise. ~ Musicianguide: Eddie Cochran ~ retrieved April 20, 2014 © Musicianguide

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October 3, 1964 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (2) the Newbeats, Bread And Butter ~ #2 (6) Manfred Mann, Do Wah Diddy Diddy ~ #1 (1) Roy Orbison, Oh Pretty Woman


He was an exceptionally talented guitarist, an energetic stage performer, and an early master of studio overdubbing. ~ Rolling Stone: Eddie Cochran ~ retrieved April 20, 2014 © Rolling Stone

Eddie Cochran ~ Ranked Fricke's Picks: #84 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists in 2003 ~ He became a rockabilly star at nineteen, in 1957, and died at twenty-one. In between, his itchy, aggressive strum of fat, irresistible rhythm figures was a mighty weapon that could be wielded to battle authority (Summertime Blues), rally the troops (C'mon Everybody) or summon some lovin' (Somethin' Else). ~ 2003 © Rolling Stone

Eddie Cochran ~ Singing To My Baby (1957) ~ Ranked #487 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012.

In 1995 two songs by Eddie Cochran made it to the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll ~ C'mon Everybody ~ Summertime Blues

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