Eddie's big hits included:
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"Legendary Masters: Eddie Cochran" 2-LP set (1972):
"DON'T FORGET ME" - The
by Julie Mundy and Darrel Higham
Paperback - 224 pages (March 2001)
Watson-Guptill Pubns; ISBN: 0823079317
Dimensions (in inches): 0.69 x 9.24 x 6.18
Now Available from Amazon.com
RELEASE DATE 3/10/2003
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation; ; (March 10, 2003)
View Amazon.com page for the HARDCOVER
From the Publisher:
Outrageously talented, remarkably handsome, internationally renowned, and dead at the age of 21. More than 40 years after the tragic car crash that killed him, Eddie Cochran remains one of rock and roll's most lamented What Ifs. A trailblazing guitarist, gifted vocalist, hit-making composer and arranger, and budding whiz-kid producer, Cochran quickly ascended from Midwestern obscurity in the late '50s to become one of nascent rock and roll's leading lights. He penned or recorded many of the most recognized songs in rock history - "Summertime Blues," "Nervous Breakdown," "Somethin' Else," "C'mon Everybody," "Twenty Flight Rock," "Sittin' in the Balcony" - songs whose distinctive sound and defiant, often wryly humorous lyrics have been eagerly digested, analyzed and lovingly reinterpreted by generations of rockers after him, from The Beatles to the Sex Pistols, The Who to U2.
nephew, also a gifted
musician - is the first American biography of this uniquely American rock legend, who was among the
first to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The book is a detailed portrait of Cochran's
personal and professional triumphs and travails, with fascinating insight into the rock pioneer's life that
only a family member can provide. 33 B/W photographs; Hardcover; April; Popular Music/Biography;
North American rights
Flying Burrito Brothers, Leon Russell, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, and Adrian Legg. He lives in
Fairview, TN, near Nashville.
the Devil: Gene Vincent's
Life in the Fast Lane and Swingin' the Devil's Dream: Spade Cooley, King of Western Swing. She lives
in Norfolk, VA.
Hardcover: 230 pages
Publisher: Virgin Publishing (July 1, 2004)
This is a fascinating
of Eddie's final tour of England in 1960 with Gene Vincent. The
also provides an overview of the careers of both Gene and Eddie.
The Alan Clark Archives
http://www.aclarkarchives.com/ (At the webpage, click on BOOKS link)
These books are one of the best-kept secrets around. Of particular interest is their series of oversize paperbound books on various rock and roll artists of the fifties and sixties.
ALAN CLARK, the man who brought us these fine archival books and memorabilia, is also an accomplished rocker in his own right. He has served as lead vocalist and guitarist for "The Eddie Cochran Band", which has performed the great music of Eddie Cochran for live audiences across the nation. He has produced 3 CDs of his own recordings:
1209 South Neff Ave.
West Covina, Calif 91790
EDDIE COCHRAN - LIVE AT
TOWN HALL PARTY!
VIDEO OF EDDIE'S FEB. 1959 TV PERFORMANCE! GREAT STUFF!!
Now available on VHS and DVD! Front cover of video Back cover of video
2 documentary films from England: "Three Steps to Heaven" (1982) & "Cherished Memories" (1986)
These are available on one DVD from THEVIDEOBEAT.COM. Great quality.
EDDIE COCHRAN in
Eddie had a small speaking role and sings "Cotton Picker" in this 1957 flick.
It is available on DVD from THEVIDEOBEAT.COM. Great quality. Bonus material includes the 1959 Town Hall Party footage.
Eddie Cochran also
in these films:
"Go Johnny Go!" (singing "Teenage Heaven")
Available on DVD from THEVIDEOBEAT.COM. Great quality.
"The Girl Can't Help It"
"Twenty Flight Rock")
Available on DVD from THEVIDEOBEAT.COM. Great quality.
DICK CLARK'S ROCK, ROLL
REMEMBER (aka "GOLDEN GREATS")
(One volume includes a lip-sync performance by Eddie)
Note about Eddie's short-lived movie career:
"Among the future plans for Cochran's career, it seems, was a higher-profile film role in the 1960 western THE ALAMO, starring John Wayne, a part that after his death went to Frankie Avalon. This could well have proved a fruitful development had he lived. Such scant lines of dialogue as he had been given in his second movie UNTAMED YOUTH, though hardly Oscar material, had been handled with casual ease, and he undeniably had a photogenic charisma. Working in Hollywood would also have appealed to him as being less risky than life on the road." (from John Collis' book)
View a collection of
of ROCKSTAR'S Eddie Cochran CD's
on the ROCKSTAR Eddie Cochran CD's
IMPORTS From ROCKSTAR RECORDS -
RARE AND ROCKIN'................[MUSIC CLUB MCCD318]
(this is a good budget compilation of Rockstar tracks)
THE EDDIE COCHRAN BOX SET [EMI CDS 79
Every Cochran fan should have this four CD set! It includes tracks from every facet of Eddie's career and the booklet includes a biography and discography.
HK] - 8 CDs with 192 page book
Family set Collector's
Choice Music entry for the set
From the Bear Family website:
All vocal recordings by Eddie Cochran, whether as a solo artist or member of the Cochran Brothers, including his timeless hits, 'Twenty Flight Rock', 'Sittin' In The Balcony', 'Summertime Blues', 'C'mon Everybody', 'Three Steps To Heaven', 'Cherished Memories', 'Cut Across Shorty', and 'Somethin' Else'! Some out-takes are also included! Plus a killer selection from Eddie's instrumental and experimental recordings! Furthermore, demos, live recordings, and interviews! And finally, a selection of Eddie's work as a session guitarist for Skeets McDonald, Wynn Stewart, Ray Stanley, Lee Denson, Gene Vincent, Bob Luman and Johnny Burnette. This fantastic Bear Family boxed set contains an incredible hardcover book with many rare photos, hundreds of label and cover reproductions and a newly researched biography by Stuart Colman, and a discography by Antoon van Olderen with Stuart Colman, Russ Wapensky, and Richard Weize. - Eddie Cochran was truly Somethin' Else. He had the look. He had the talent. He had the attitude. He played guitar--really played guitar. He produced his own records. He wrote his own songs. And he died too soon, leaving the tantalizing promise of what might have been. Eddie Cochran was no prefabricated teen idol. He controlled his music in a way that few early rock 'n' rollers could or did. He lived in the studio and explored its potential, and, as rock 'n' roll changed, he changed with it. His death in 1960 was a tragic loss. - This is the most comprehensive Eddie Cochran compilation ever assembled!
Source for Eddie Cochran CD's: amazon.com (they carry the domestic releases and some imports)
Rockstar EP's: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2012
EP cover with Eddie on the phone
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