Fifty years ago today, the world lost one of Rock & Roll’s great pioneers of sound, songwriting and guitar playing in a tragic car crash– Eddie Cochran. The list of those that Cochran has influenced reads like a who’s who of Rock royalty; and includes everyone from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, and Hendrix– to the Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Stray Cats, and many more.
1959, CA ~ The legendary Eddie Cochran ~ Image by © Michael Ochs Archives
Gretsch Custom Shop G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute Model
1959, Los Angeles, CA ~ Rockabilly singer Eddie Cochran and his fiancee, songwriter Sharon Sheeley, shop for records in a Los Angeles music store in the late 1950s. ~ Image by © Douglas Kirkland
Eddie Cochran “Summertime Blues”
1960~ Eddie Cochran & Gene Vincent
Gene Vincent, Joe Brown, Billy Fury, and Eddie Cochran.