Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran

Original Name Edward Ray Cochran
Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota, USA
Death 17 Apr 1960 (aged 21)
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
Burial Cypress, Orange County, California, USA
Plot Abiding Faith, Map #1, Lot: 2996, Space: 4
Memorial ID 1570 · View Source
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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 playing impressed such rockers as the Beatles and the Rolling 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.

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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.


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