|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1987
Inducted by: Mick Jones
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1991 (ranked #74) .
Eddie Cochran @ Wikipedia
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"Summertime Blues", timeless.
Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 08.29.09 @ 22:47pm
A perfect example of how rock & roll leads youth into rebellion.
Posted by Evangelist on Saturday, 01.22.11 @ 19:05pm
Thanks for pointing out the elephant in the room, Evangelist. As a parent I've been tremendously worried about the effect that Eddie Cochrane's music might have on my daughter.
Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 01.22.11 @ 21:08pm
This Evangelist character who keeps on posting here is still functioning well enough to use a computer in order to type that, even though his (her?) brain clearly stopped functioning a long time ago. Unless of course he/she is just being sarcastic or is merely an internet troll. Then again, there's always the possibility prisons or insane asylums have internet access I guess. (Darin, your sarcastic response to Evangelist is hilarious).
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 11.1.11 @ 04:40am
Eddie Cochran died at the age of 21 and somehow, he never quite gained the respect of other rockabilly pioneers like Buddy Holly or Ricky Nelson, but he still left a sizeable impact on rock and roll. He focused on teenage rebellion, but also touched on other elements of teenage life such as partying with a wit that bore some similarities to Chuck Berry through, Eddie was more lighthearted. The songs that he wote and sang like "Summertime Blues" and "C'mon Everybody" made Cochran the embodiment of the 50s rock and roll rebel. Eddie was also a guitar virtuoso who opened the doors of guitat palying for people like Pete Townhend, Joan Jett, The Beatles and The Sex Pistols. Even Jimi Hendrix cound not have possibly played guitar so well had it not been for Eddie Cochran's influence.
Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 22:36pm
Although Eddie Cochran died at age 21, he has left an enduring mark as a rock n' roll pioneer and somehow, time has not given him the same respect as other rockabilly greats like Buddy Holly, Rick Nelson or Gene Vincent mainly because of his brief lifespan as a singer.
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 02.11.14 @ 23:19pm
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