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Eddie Cochran had a short career that ended in tragedy, but he was alive long enough to establish himself as one of the top stars in the early days of rock-and-roll.
Eddie Cochran was a good looking young man who had become a huge star, and he was an even bigger star in the United Kingdom than he was in the United States.
Eddie is buried in Forest Lawn, in Cypress, California.
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  Eddie Cochran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cochran's brief career included only a few more hits, such as "C'mon Everybody," "Somethin' Else," "My Way," "Weekend," "Nervous Breakdown," and his posthumous UK number one hit "Three Steps to Heaven." Cochran is also known for his favorite instrument, the Gretsch 6120 electric guitar.
Eddie Cochran is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, California.
In 1987, Eddie Cochran was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and his pioneering contribution to the genre has also been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
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 Eddie Cochran
Although Cochran's career was brief, during which time he had only had one major hit in the USA and topped the UK charts only once, he is now regarded as one of the finest ever rock 'n' roll artists and an outstanding rhythm guitarist.
Cochran formed his first proper group when he was 15, and known as the melody boys he started a musical partnership with his school friend Connie "Guybo" Smith (b.
Cochran's early recordings on the Ekko label sank without a trace, but in 1956 his cameo performance of "Twenty Flight Rock" in the film The Girl Can't Help It gave this handsome James Dean lookalike the career boost he needed, and he was signed by Liberty Records.
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 Eddie Cochran - Music Downloads - Online
Cochran was more lighthearted and less ironic than Berry, though, and if his work was less consistent and not as penetrating, it was almost always exuberant.
Cochran was very active in the studio, and while his output wasn't nearly as consistent as Buddy Holly's (another good friend of Eddie's), he laid down a few classic or near-classic cuts that are just as worthy as his hits.
Cochran is more revered today in Britain than the United States, due in part to the tragic circumstances of his death.
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 Eddie Cochran
Cochran zeroed in on teenage angst and desire with such classics as “C’mon Everybody,”; “Something Else,” “Twenty Flight Rock” and “Summertime Blues.” A flashy stage dresser with a tough-sounding voice, Cochran epitomized the sound and the stance of the Fifties rebel rocker.
Cochran’s musical influences ran more toward the more extroverted likes of Bill Haley, Little Richard and Carl Perkins, and that is direction he pursued as a solo artist in the later Fifties.
Eddie Cochran released only one album during his lifetime, which was abruptly cut short when the taxi in which he was a passenger crashed en route to a London airport at the end of a British tour.
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 Eddie Cochran - Biography - AOL Music
Cochran was more lighthearted and less ironic than Berry, though, and if his work was less consistent and not as penetrating, it was almost always exuberant.
Cochran was very active in the studio, and while his output wasn't nearly as consistent as Buddy Holly's (another good friend of Eddie's), he laid down a few classic or near-classic cuts that are just as worthy as his hits.
Cochran is more revered today in Britain than the United States, due in part to the tragic circumstances of his death.
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 Eddie Cochran - hotshotdigital.com
Eddie Cochrane was a great rockabilly player whose importance to music is far greater than that suggested by chart success.
Eddie Cochran’s musical roots were laid down while he was still at school, forming his first proper group at the age of 15 and striking up a lifelong musical partnership with his bass playing school friend Connie Smith.
Cochran was already an accomplished player in the style of Chet Atkins when he formed the Cochran Brothers with Hank Cochran (no relation).
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 Eddie Cochran Biography - hotshotdigital.com
Eddie was a natural musician and he could play the guitar before he was twelve years old.
Eddie began a collaboration with a young aspiring songwriter and drummer, Jerry Capeheart.
Eddie was the darling of the British teenagers.
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 Eddie Cochran - Fifties
Eddie Cochran was born Edward Raymond Cochran on October 3, 1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota his parents soon moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Eddie’s career started somewhat differently then most Rock and Roll artists; he was able to perform his songs in a number of films that helped launch his music career.
Eddie Cochran was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and was recognized in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
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 Axe Idols Profiles: Eddie Cochran
Eddie wanted to join the school orchestra as a drummer but he opted for the trombone instead when he dicovered he would also have to take piano lessons to do so.
Eddie's first paid engagement was in 1954 at the South Gate Auditorium, where he was so nervous he dropped his plectrum.
Eddie was only 21 when he died in a tragic accident while on tour in the UK on the 17th April 1960.
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 Eddie Cochran
Eddie's interest in music began while listening to the radio and learning a few chords from his brother, Bob, on the guitar.
Eddie had a good ear and could hear a guitar solo on a record and soon duplicate it note by note.
Eddie did sing once in a while on a chorus in some songs.
www.rockabillyhall.com /EddieCochran.html   (1743 words)

 Eddie Cochran, Rock 'n' Roll Blues
Born in Albert Lea, Minnesota on October 3, 1938, Eddie Cochran was the youngest of five children.
Eddie was offered a cameo role in the film The Girl Can't Help It, in which he sang the song "Twenty Flight Rock".
The song became a hit for Eddie in early 1957, but it really wasn't the particular sound that he was trying to capture, it leaned too much toward an Elvis imitation.
www.rockabilly.nl /artists/ecochran.htm   (441 words)

 The Eddie Cochran Connection - Passing Thru by John Rook
Eddie was treated like royalty by his mother and sister as they handled his fan mail and attempted to deliver his every wish.
Eddie was the pride of the ladies in the house but both Frank and Red seemed slightly envious with the special treatment he received.
Eddie’s staples for a trip to the desert, beer, cigarettes, whiskey, his long barrel six shooter and a friend or two was all he needed for a good time.
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 Eddie Cochran at the Moonlite Gardens
It was a November night in 1959 that Eddie Cochran played his last one- nighter before leaving the U.S. on his final personal appearance tour.
He always sang Eddie's songs at the Saturday night sock hops and, as expected, he was the host on this night of the Eddie Cochran Show.
Eddie ignored the first one, but with the second, he stopped the band and said, "If you're looking for trouble, I'll meet you out back after the show." When no one replied, Eddie grinned and went back into the song.
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 LivinBlues- Eddie Cochran
Eddie Cochran was one of the first Rock n' Roll guitarists to write and play his own material.
Eddie was a natural musician and he could play the guitar before he was 12 years old.
Eddie Cochran was inducted to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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 Eddie Cochran Biography 1
Eddie was the only one in the family really interested in music.
After graduating from junior high school in 1954, Eddie actually enrolled in high school but spent all of his time hanging out with local musicians and jamming wherever he could, trying to realize his dream of quitting school and earning his living as a musician.
Eddie was also very bright and his natural curiosity drove him to research and experiment new sounds and techniques.
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 Amazon.de: Best of: Musik: Eddie Cochran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eddie's first single, Skinny Jim, failed to chart but he made the American top twenty with his second single, Sitting in the balcony.
Following that, Eddie had a run of singles that made little impact until he recorded the song that he is best remembered for, Summertime blues.
Eddie continued to make the UK charts with Sweetie pie, Lonely, Weekend (a top twenty hit), Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie and My way (no, not THAT song), this last hit being in 1963.
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 Eddie Cochran
One of Rock and roll's first "legends" due to an early accidental death, Eddie Cochran was an early performer of rockabilly music and one of its most exciting and dynamic guitar players.
At the age of 12 Cochran wanted to join the school orchestra as a drummer, opted for the trombone when he discovered that he would have to take piano lessons in order to play drums.
Cochran demonstrated his skill as a rockabilly guitarists at number of sessions in Los Angeles.
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 Eddie Cochran's Biography on www.eddiecochran.info
Edward Raymond (Eddie) Cochran, son of Frank and Alice Cochran, is born in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Eddie and Hank meet Jerry Capehart, an aspiring songwriter who is looking for artists to demo his songs.
Eddie and Gene make a big impression on the Britisch teenagers and will be a lasting influence on the musicians in that country.
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 Somethin' Else: The Fine Lookin' Hits Of Eddie Cochran CD
Cochran is sometimes overlooked by rock historians, but on the basis of three classic singles alone--the title track, "Twenty Flight Rock" and the immortal "Summertime Blues"--he deserves to be near the top of any halfway-serious list of '50s icons.
From his rare early single "Tired and Sleepy," as one-half of the Cochran Brothers (although he and Hank Cochran were not related), to the gems which came out after his death in a car accident in London, these songs are stripped-down rockabilly--with a heavy and largely unremarked-upon jump blues influence--at its finest.
Cochran’s style is definately rock and roll with a rockabilly flavour (listen to the first two songs).
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 Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran Songfacts
Cochran got an image as a rebel with a guitar, and his legend was secured when he died 2 years later while riding in the back of a taxi.
Cochran wrote this with Jerry Capehart, a songwriter who was good friends with Cochran and helped him get a record deal.
Eddie died on easter sunday in England while being driven to the airport for a trip home to california when his driver lost control of the car.
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 Eddie Cochran - The Back Up Sessions, Part 1
Eddie Cochran's prowess on the guitar ensured that he played on numerous sessions for other Artists during the fifties.
Although Eddie Cochran did record a demo of the song (which sounds more like a patriotic chant than anything else !), it is unclear whether he actually sings or plays on the released record.
Eddie was not involved in Johnny's last Freedom single (another fabulous platter coupling 'Sweet Baby Doll' b/w 'I'll Never Love Again', F-44 017) but he did play on another totally unissued (at the time) session which took place at Gold Star on August 25-26-27, 1959, a decidedly busy and productive period for Eddie Cochran.
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 www.myspace.com/eddie_cochrane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eddie died in 1960 when he was only 21 years old, and his best Work was yet to come.
Eddie had never heard of the other Cochran and Bull suggested that the two should meet as Hank was trying to form a group.
Eddie had not previously given much thought to singing and their harmonies were ragged while the difference in height between the two detracted from the visual appeal.
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 Amazon.com: Eddie Cochran - Greatest Hits: Music: Eddie Cochran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eddie Cochran was one of the 1950s' most talented rockers, so it's pretty hard to go wrong with anything called Eddie Cochran's Greatest Hits.
Eddie Cochrane is one of the most underrated and influential rockers of the 50's.
Eddie Cochrane is sadly under-appreciated today, but this album will give you an idea of his talent and foresight.
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 Eddie Cochran
The single Cochran released just before his death, eerily enough, was entitled “Three Steps to Heaven.” Ironically, he’d been planning for some time to cut back on touring in order to concentrate on songwriting and studio work.
Cochran himself had been booked on that tour, but a film commitment (Go, Johnny, Go!) forced him to pull out.
January 8, 1960: Eddie Cochran enters Gold Star studios in Los Angeles for what will turn out to be his last recording session.
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 Eddie Cochran News
Eddie Cochran was born on this day in 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Among the early rockers, Cochran showed a great deal of promise: he was good-looking, had a flexible voice which he used well, was an...
Many would say the link between Eddie Cochran and the city of Albert Lea is synonymous with the link between Elvis Presley and Tupelo, Miss., Johnny Cash and Kingsland, Ark., and James Brown and Barnwell, S.C.,...
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 Eddie Cochran - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Eddie Cochran - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cochran, Eddie (1938–1960), American rock-and-roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who created classic rock songs such as 'Summertime Blues'...
Cochran, Jacqueline (1910-1980), American aviator and business executive, born in Pensacola, Florida.
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 Eddie Cochran : Rolling Stone
In his brief career, Eddie Cochran made a lasting imprint on rock with songs like "Summertime Blues." Born in Oklahoma, he was raised in Minnesota until 1949, when he moved with his family to Bell Gardens, California.
By then Eddie Cochran had taught himself to play blues guitar.
He and guitarist Hank Cochran (no relation) began recording as the Cochran Brothers in 1955.
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 Eddie Cochran Festival
In April 1995, 35 years after Eddie Cochran died tragically following a car accident in Chippenham, the Eddie Cochran Appreciation Society was formed in Chippenham to celebrate the life and music of this talented American singer, guitarist and songwriter.
Over the years several organisations were formed in Eddie's memory and in January 1995 the Eddie Cochran Appreciation Society was formed in Chippenham to remember his life and music.
The Eddie Cochran Appreciation Society has approval and is supported by the Eddie Cochran Estate USA and is a world-wide organisation.
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