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Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran

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birthday
3rd
October, 1938
Death
17th
April, 1960
Birth Place
Albert Lea, Minnesota, U.S.
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

Ray Edward Cochran (; October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American rock and roll musician. Cochran’s songs, such as “Twenty Flight Rock”, “Summertime Blues”, “C’mon Everybody”, and “Somethin’ Else”, captured teenage frustration and desire in the mid-1950s and early 1960s. He experimented with multitrack recording, distortion techniques, and overdubbing even on his earliest singles. He played the guitar, piano, bass, and drums. His image as a sharply dressed and attractive young man with a rebellious attitude epitomized the stance of the 1950s rocker, and in death he achieved iconic status.
Cochran was involved with music from an early age, playing in the school band and teaching himself to play blues guitar. In 1954, he formed a duet with the guitarist Hank Cochran (no relation). When they split the following year, Eddie began a songwriting career with Jerry Capehart. His first success came when he performed the song “Twenty Flight Rock” in the film The Girl Can’t Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield. Soon afterward, he signed a recording contract with Liberty Records and his first record for the label, Sittin’ in the Balcony, rose to number 18 on the Billboard charts.
Cochran died at age 21 in Chippenham, Wiltshire, after a road accident during his British tour in April 1960. He had just performed at the Bristol Hippodrome. Though his best-known songs were released during his lifetime, more of his songs were released posthumously. In 1987, Cochran was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by a wide variety of recording artists.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Hank Cochran Jerry Capehart Bob Denton

Birth Name

Ray Edward Cochran

Genres

Rock and roll rockabilly country rhythm and blues

Occupations

Singer-songwriter, musician

Years Active

1952 1960

Name

Eddie Cochran

Nationality

United States of America

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