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- Suzi Quatro remembers Eddie Cochranhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cdx4n.jpg2012-01-27T00:00:34ZSuzi Quatro looks back at the career of pioneering rock 'n roller Eddie Cochran.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/17995d1c-5b3c-4ee9-98f5-105ee3b4ada1?clipfocus=p00nnj4gSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Suzi Quatro remembers Eddie Cochran
- Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybodyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9thy.jpg2011-07-25T23:00:49ZEddie Cochran performs C'mon Everybody on the Dick Clark Beechnut Show in 1958, taken from the Arena documentary from 1982 'Three Steps To Heaven'http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/17995d1c-5b3c-4ee9-98f5-105ee3b4ada1?clipfocus=p00jdryxSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
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Edward Raymond 'Eddie' Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American musician. Cochran's rockabilly songs, such as "C'mon Everybody", "Somethin' Else", and "Summertime Blues", captured teenage frustration and desire in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He experimented with multitrack recording and overdubbing even on his earliest singles, and was also able to play piano, bass and drums. His image as a sharply dressed and good-looking young man with a rebellious attitude epitomized the stance of the 50s rocker, and in death he achieved an iconic status.
Cochran was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to California in the early 1950s. He was involved with music from an early age, playing in the school band and teaching himself to play blues guitar. In 1955, he formed a duet with the guitarist Hank Cochran (no relation), and when they split the following year, Eddie began a song-writing 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 afterwards, Liberty Records signed him to a recording contract.