Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Cochrans in:
 • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress)
 • Cypress
 • Orange County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Eddie Cochran
Birth: Oct. 3, 1938
Albert Lea
Freeborn County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1960
Somerset, England

Musician. Popular Rockabilly guitarist, singer and songwriter. Born Ray Edward Cochran. In 1956 he appeared in the musical comedy film, "The Girl Can't Help It". In 1957, he starred in "Untamed Youth" and performed his first hit, "Sittin' in the Balcony". His most famous song "Summertime Blues" was an important influence in the late 1950s. His confident guitar playig impressed such rockers as the Beatles and the Roling Stones. Cochran had several other hits during his brief career: "C'mon Everybody", Somethin' Else", "My Way", "Weekend" and "Nervous Breakdown". He was inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame in 1987. (bio by: Babe) 
Family links: 
  Frank Cochran (1905 - 1962)
  Alice Cochran (1907 - 1994)

Cause of death: Auto accident 
1938 - 1960
"If mere word can console us for the loss of our beloved Eddie then our love for him was a false love."
A Tribute To Our Beloved Eddie Cochran
Heavenly music filled the air That very tragic day Something seemed to be missing tho
So I heard the creator say: "We need a master guitarist and singer. I know of but one alone. His name is Eddie Cochran. I think I'll call him home."
"I know the folks on earth won't mind For they will understand That the Lord loves perfection. Now we'll have a perfect band."
So as we go through life; now we now That perfection is our goal And we strive for this. So when we are called We'll feel free to go.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress)
Orange County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 33.83194, -118.05813
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1570
Eddie Cochran
Added by: ZEIN EDDIN M.Y
Eddie Cochran
Added by: Denis Svoboda and Anneabe
Eddie Cochran
Added by: Denis Svoboda and Anneabe
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

"Like to help 'ya son, but your to young to vote". F'n GREAT!!!!
- eadg guy
 Added: Feb. 10, 2016
- Paull B. Gunderson
 Added: Feb. 4, 2016

 Added: Jan. 22, 2016
There are 1,083 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.3 after 297 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service