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George Smith wrote:Cool post, thank you. Eddie was a great talent, no doubt.
As I've mentioned before, my father caught the final tour in Newcastle -- interestingly, the performer who he talks about most often from that show is Joe Brown, who ended his act shirtless.
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Mister Moon wrote:The great Eddie Cochran died in a car crash on April 17, 1960, while on tour in England. He was only 21, but he left a huge musical legacy behind him. It's mind boggling to think about what he could have achieved. This is just a small tribute post to him.
First, the classic front cover of the "Daily Mail", published the day after the accident :
Also, a small clipping from an Australian newspaper, published two days after the accident. It's worth noting that Cochran visited Australia in late 1957 :
Finally, memorable footage of Eddie playing live on television in 1959. This is the only known example of him playing Chuck Berry's "School Day". It was discovered, along with other footage from the same day, in the late eighties, and subsequently released in many formats. Eddie is introduced by Dick D'Agostin, and is backed by Dick and his band, as well as by usual Cochran musicians Connie "Guybo" Smith (electric bass), and Gene Riggio (drums). Note that the first verse has Eddie singing to an unplugged mike, but the rest of the song is complete. Also interesting to note that Eddie plays rhythm guitar all through the song, while a member of D'Agostin's band plays the lead guitar licks. However, the guitar solo is of course played by Eddie, and it remains one of the best, ultracool, filmed segments of early rock and roll. Please, do check it out ! :
Eddie Cochran - "School Day" - "Town Hall Party" TV Show (Los Angeles) - Saturday, February 7, 1959.
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Mister Moon wrote:Thanks, elvisalisellers.
Yes, that's a beautiful record. And it's even more interesting when you realise it was released in 1963 - three years after the accident. So it was hardly an opportunistic move.
Similarly, in 1961, Joe Meek produced another tribute record, this time in memory of Buddy Holly, who had died more than two years earlier. It's also a great record :
Mike Berry with The Outlaws - "Tribute To Buddy Holly" - HMV single 912 - Released September 1961.
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elvisalisellers wrote:Are you familiar with the moving, elegiac tribute song that Sharon Sheeley [Eddie's girlfriend] co-wrote with Jackie DeShannon shortly after his death?
Although never officially released [it did leak out on a rare DeShannon "Demos" CD a while back], it was first heard on the excellent 1982 BBC Arena documentary [see link below] devoted to Cochran.
Boy, if ever a song pulls at the heartstrings, it's this one.
[BTW, it's the great Mac Davis who sings backing vocals on it.]
Jackie DeShannon - "We'll Be Together Again" (Demo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 1oCI#t=217
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:56 pm
svallen wrote:A documentary about Eddie Cochran:
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George Smith wrote:Excellent follow-up, John, thank you.
Mister Moon wrote:Doc, that Australian program is priceless. I wish it was mine, and I wish I had been there to witness that mighty rock and roll show.
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elvisalisellers wrote:Obscure cover of the Sheeley/DeShannon Cochran tribute song "We'll Be Together Again":
Dex Romweber Duo (from the album Images 13)
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Bob-Holland wrote:Thank you for the link MM!
I had an article (either a discography or a photo journal) in mind for Echoes for many months. But this guy has done it all already (and more) on his website!
Just awesome, what a wealth of information!
Bob-Holland wrote:I can't remember where it was, but I know you posted an Arena documentary not too long ago on this forum (maybe the one about the Everly Bros?).
On YouTube is also the Arena docu about Eddie Cochran. The quality is not too good (and it's in 6 parts), but like all other Arena docu's this one is brilliant.
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