Eddie Cochran

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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 to the early 1960s. He experimented with multitrack recording, distortion techniques 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 1950s 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 1954, 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" which also later came out in the film The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield. Soon afterwards, Liberty Records signed him to a big recording contract.

Cochran died aged 21 after a road accident, while travelling in a taxi in Chippenham, Wiltshire, during his British tour in April 1960, having just performed at Bristol's Hippodrome theatre. 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 covered by a wide variety of recording artists (see the "Style and Influence" section of this article for examples).

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Singin' to My Baby Eddie Cochran 4
1960 The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album Eddie Cochran 5
1962 Never to Be Forgotten Eddie Cochran 2
1978 My Way Eddie Cochran 1
1987 The Hollywood Rocker Eddie Cochran 1
1992 Guitar Pickin' Rarities Gary Lambert & Eddie Cochran 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 The Memorial Album Eddie Cochran 1
1960 12 of His Biggest Hits Eddie Cochran 1
1962 Cherished Memories Eddie Cochran 2
1963 Eddie Cochran’s Best Eddie Cochran 1
1964 inédits Eddie Cochran 1
1964 My Way Eddie Cochran 2
1970 10th Anniversary Eddie Cochran 1
1971 A Legend In Our Time Eddie Cochran 1
1971 Eddie Cochran Story, Volume 5: Don't Forget Me Eddie Cochran 1
1971 The Legendary Eddie Cochran 1
1974 The Many Sides of Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran 1
1975 The Very Best of Eddie Cochran: 15th Anniversary Album Eddie Cochran 2
1977 The Crest Sessions Eddie Cochran 1
1979 On The Air Eddie Cochran 2
1979 The Eddie Cochran Singles Album: 20 Golden Tracks Eddie Cochran 1
1980 20th Anniversary Album Eddie Cochran 1
1980 The Eddie Cochran Legend Eddie Cochran 1
1982 Latch On To Eddie Cochran 1
1982 The Early Eddie Cochran 1
1982 The Young Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran 1
1984 Portrait of a Legend Eddie Cochran 1
1985 The 25th Anniversary Album Eddie Cochran 2
1986 A Legend Lives On Eddie Cochran 1
1987 Greatest Hits Eddie Cochran 1
1987 The Best of Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran 2
1988 C'mon Everybody Eddie Cochran 1
1988 My Love to Remember Eddie Cochran 1
1988 Session Man, Producer Eddie Cochran 1
1988 The Early Years Eddie Cochran 1
1988 Three Steps to Heaven Eddie Cochran 1
1989 Blue Suede Shoes Eddie Cochran 1
1989 The EP Collection Eddie Cochran 1
1989 The Sound of Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran 1
1990 Greatest Hits Eddie Cochran 1
1990 Eddie Cochran His 30 Greatest Hits Eddie Cochran 1
1990 Greatest Hits Eddie Cochran 1
1990 His 30 Greatest Hits Eddie Cochran 1
1990 Legendary Masters Series, Volume 1 Eddie Cochran 1
1990 Let the Good Times Roll, Volume 24 Eddie Cochran 1
1990 Pioneros Del Rock Eddie Cochran 1
1991 Préférences Eddie Cochran 1
1991 The Story of Rock Music Collection: Eddie Cochran / The Platters Eddie Cochran / The Platters 1
1992 Eddie Cochran, Volume 2: My Way / Inédits Eddie Cochran 1
1992 L.A. Sessions Eddie Cochran 1
1992 Legends of Rock n' Roll Series Eddie Cochran 1
1992 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran 1
1993 Singin' to My Baby / Never to Be Forgotten Eddie Cochran 1
1993 A Portrait of Eddie Chochran Eddie Cochran 1
1993 Best Now Eddie Cochran 1
1993 C’mon Everybody Eddie Cochran 1
1993 Eddie Cochran / Gene Vincent: Los 60 de los 60 Eddie Cochran / Gene Vincent 1
1994 Rare Tracks Eddie Cochran 1
1994 C'mon Everybody Eddie Cochran 1
1995 20 Rock 'n Roll Hits Eddie Cochran 1
1995 Mighty Mean Eddie Cochran 1
1995 The Original Eddie Cochran 1
1996 Cruisin' The Drive-In: Eddie Cochran & Friends, Volume 1 Eddie Cochran 1
1996 One Minute to One: With Eddie Cochran & Friends, Volume 2 Eddie Cochran 1
1996 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran 1
1996 The Best of Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran 3 3
1997 Best Collection Eddie Cochran 2
1997 20 Classic Tracks Eddie Cochran 1
1997 Rare 'n' Rockin' Eddie Cochran 1
1997 Rockin' It Country Style: The Legendary Chuck Foreman Recordings 1953-55 Eddie Cochran 1
1998 Somethin' Else: The Fine Lookin' Hits of Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran 1
1998 Back 2 Back Eddy Cochran & Gene Vincent 1
1998 Don't Forget Me Eddie Cochran 1
1999 C'mon Everybody! The Best of Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran 1
1999 Legends of the 20th Century Eddie Cochran 1
2000 The Story Eddie Cochran 1
2001 12 of His Biggest Hits / Never to Be Forgotten Eddie Cochran 1
2003 Forever Rockin' Eddie Cochran 1
2003 Rockin' With Cochran Eddie Cochran 1
2004 Something Else Eddie Cochran 1
2004 Somethin' Else: 32 of His Classic Recordings Eddie Cochran 1
2005 Portrait of a Legend Eddie Cochran 1
2006 C'mon Everybody Eddie Cochran 1
2006 Last Recordings Eddie Cochran 1
2006 Remember Me... Eddie Cochran 1
2007 Guitar Picker: Rare Recordings 1954-1960 Eddie Cochran 1
2008 Don't Forget Me: Collector's Gold Eddie Cochran 1
2008 I'm Ready Eddie Cochran 1
2008 Rock 'n' Roll Legend Eddie Cochran 1
2008 The Very Best of Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran 1
2008 Twenty Flight Rock Eddie Cochran 1
2009 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran 1
2009 C'mon Everybody: Selected Singles 1956 -1958 Eddie Cochran 1
2009 String Fever Eddie Cochran 1
2009 The Eddie Cochran Story Eddie Cochran 1
2010 21 Hits Eddie Cochran 1
2010 C'Mon Everybody Eddie Cochran 1
2010 Rockin' It With Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran 1
2010 Rocks Eddie Cochran 1
2011 Heroes Collection: 50 Classic Tracks Eddie Cochran 1

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