Eddie Cochran
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1938-10-03
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Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran Biography (Wikipedia)

Edward Raymond "Eddie" Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American musician. Cochran's rockabilly 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 good-looking young man with a rebellious attitude epitomized the stance of the 1950s rocker, and in death he achieved an 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), and 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 afterwards, he signed a recording contract with Liberty Records.

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Weekend
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Weekend
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Three Steps to Heaven
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Three Steps to Heaven
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Hallelujah, I Love Her So
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Hallelujah, I Love Her So
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Somethin' Else
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Somethin' Else
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Summertime Blues
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Summertime Blues
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I Want Elvis for Christmas (feat. The Holly Twins)
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I Want Elvis for Christmas (feat. The Holly Twins)
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Nervous Breakdown
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Nervous Breakdown
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