Eddie Cochran was one of rock & roll's single most powerful stars and also one of its earliest casualties. A ferociously talented guitarist and expressive singer whose songs zeroed in on teenaged listeners with stunning accuracy, the charismatic, good-looking Cochran was a momentous force who managed to achieve not only an impressive measure of commercial success, but also exert a tremendous influence within the brief, five-year span of his career. He was, it seemed, almost too good to be true.
Born Edward Raymond Cochran in Albert Lea, Minnesota on October 3, 1938, but was raised in Oklahoma. Then in 1951, Cochran's family re-located to Bell Gardens, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, where the 13-year-old country music fan was exposed to the more... Read More