Eddie Cochran

Edward Raymond Cochran

Also known as Capehart, Chochran, Cochran, Cochran Eddie, Cochrane, Cochron, Cogran, Conchran, Эдди Кохран, E Cochran, E. Chochran, E. Cochran, E. Cochrane, E. Coohran, E.Cochran, Eddie, Eddie C, Eddie C., Eddie Cochram, Eddie Cochrane, Eddied Cochran, Eddy Cochran, Edward Cochran
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Discography of Eddie Cochran:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 C'Mon Everybody 2 Audio 1988 Liberty
2 Summertime Blues / Twenty Flight Rock 2 Audio 1984 Liberty
3 Three Steps To Heaven 2 Audio 1960
4 Greatest Hits 12 Audio 1987 World Star Collection
5 Somethin' Else 2 Audio 1959
6 Weekend 2 Audio 1960
7 Kings Of Rock 'N Roll 12 Audio Liberty
8 Eddie Cochran Singles Album 20 Audio EMI Music (Australia)
9 Somethin' Else 32 Audio 2004 EMI
10 Somethin' Else 4 Audio 1988 Liberty
11 C'Mon Everybody 12 Audio 1985 All Round Trading
12 Eddie Cochran 2 4 Audio 1966 Liberty
13 Pretty Girl / Weekend 2 Audio 1962-08-00 Liberty
14 The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album 14 Audio 1978 Liberty
15 C'Mon Everybody 2 Audio 1972 United Artists Records
16 The Very Best Of Eddie Cochran 16 Audio
17 Eddie Cochran: Legends Of The 20th Century 25 Audio 1999-07-00 EMI
18 Summertime Blues 2 Audio 1958 Liberty
19 Sid V Eddie The Battle Of The Rockers 8 Audio 1986 MBC Records
20 The Very Best Of ... 30 Audio 2008 EMI
21 Summertime Blues 2 Audio 1958 London Records
22 C' Mon Everybody 2 Audio 1959 London Records
23 Eddie Cochran: The Legendary Masters Series Volume 1 20 Audio 1990
24 Summertime Blues 2 Audio 1968-03-00 Liberty
25 Singin' To My Baby 15 Audio 1968 Liberty
26 C'Mon Everybody 2 Audio United Artists Records
27 Eddie Forever 10 Audio 1982 Big Beat Records (3)
28 Three Steps To Heaven / Eddie's Blues 2 Audio 1967 Liberty
29 The Original 20 Audio 1995 Disky
30 Three Steps To Heaven 36 Audio 1987 World Music (2)
31 Twenty Flight Rock 14 Audio 2008 Membran Music Ltd.
32 C'Mon Everybody 4 Audio 1988 Liberty
33 Legendary Masters Series #4 30 Audio 1971 United Artists Records
34 My Way 14 Audio 1978 Liberty
35 C'mon Everybody 12 Audio 1983 All Round Trading
36 Don't Ever Let Me Go / C'mon Everybody 2 Audio 1958 Liberty
37 C' Mon Everybody 2 Audio 1982 Pathé Marconi EMI
38 Portrait Of A Legend 16 Audio 1984 RockStar Records (2)
39 20 Great Hits 20 Audio 1992
40 My Love To Remember 16 Audio 1988 CéDé International
41 The Eddie Cochran Singles Album 20 Audio 1979 United Artists Records
42 The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album 14 Audio 1963 Liberty
43 Legendary Masters Series 30 Audio
44 Lil' Bit Of Gold 4 Audio 1988 Rhino Records (2)
45 Greatest Hits 6 4 Audio 1968 Liberty
46 Summertime Blues 2 Audio 1958-09-00 London Records
47 The Eddie Cochran Story 138 Audio 2009-07-07
48 C'mon Everybody 4 Audio 1988 Liberty
49 20 Rock 'N' Roll Hits 20 Audio 1979
50 Be-Bop-A Lula / C'mon Everybody 2 Audio Collectables


Born : October 03, 1938 // Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA

Died : April 17, 1960 // Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK

An extraordinarily talented guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock and roll era. His music influenced later artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many others.

Cochran's parents moved from Oklahoma City to Albert Lea, Minnesota, where he was born. The family moved back to Oklahoma briefly, before finally settling in Bell Gardens, LA, California.

As an LA teenager Cochran became a talented musician, with a circle of friends that included Connie 'Guybo' Smith- who's nickname would later become one of his song titles. Influenced by the works of [a=Merle Haggard] & [a=Hank Williams] he teamed up with [a=Hank Cochran] (unrelated), playing dance halls, fairs and schools as they were too young to play in 'redneck bars'.

They later called themselves [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Cochran+Brothers%2C+The]The Cochran Brothers[/url], touring the south-western states and appearing on the 'California Hayride' show. They recorded two 'hillbilly' records with Ekko Records in 1955 and did a promotional tour, meeting [a=Elvis Presley] on the Dallas 'Big D Jamboree' show. The duo auditioned for Sun Records in Memphis but split up shortly after making "Fool's Paradise"- their third recording on Ekko- a song that shows a strong Presley influence, assisted by the co-writing of [a=Jerry Capehart].

In 1956 Cochrane teamed up with Capehart and was signed to [l=Liberty] in 1957, although he still appeared on the labels of friends Capehart and Sylvester Cross- spending time in LA's Gold Star studio producing, writing and recording backing vocals on labels such as [l=Crest], [l=Zephyr], Crash, [l=Vik], along with Silver, on which he recorded "Guybo"- also known as 'Drum City'. He also appeared in two films.

Following up on his increasing American success Cochran toured the UK in 1960, joining up with [a=Gene Vincent] and [a=Ronnie Hawkins] to appear on popular TV & radio shows and the concert hall circuit. His girlfriend, songwriter Sharon [a=Shari Sheeley], later joined them. The tour was a resounding success.

On Sunday 17th April - the day following the tour- Cochran, Vincent and Sheeley were on their way to the airport to return to the United States in the back seat of a car (also occupied by deputy tour manager Patrick Tompkins in the front seat), driven by hired taxi-driver George Martin. The vehicle left the road and hit a lampost. Sheeley suffered a broken pelvis but managed to fully recover. Vincent suffered broken ribs & collarbone and sustained injuries to an already weak leg that left him with a limp for the rest of his life. Cochran died in hospital that day from severe head injuries aged 21.

Eerily, Cochran had just released a single, co-written with brother [a=Bob Cochran], entitled "Three Steps to Heaven." It reached No. 1 in the charts, helping rock 'n roll come of age in the UK.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 (Performer).


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