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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:17 pm 
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Joe Brown and other artists tribute http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... thin_Else/


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:29 pm 
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That website made my Windows crash.

Maybe a lot of Americans don't know who Eddie Cochran is. He had a hit with Summertime Blues before Blue Cheer got a hold of it. He was kind of an British Buddy Holly. He was British, wasn't he? Died in a car wreck in '62, I think. I used to have a "best of" tape that wasn't too bad.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:12 am 
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that's the BBC's website-i don't think they make anybodys windows crash...
I think you need to listen to the programme,British Buddy Holly?1962 car crash?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:54 am 
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Made my Windows crash. You calling me a liar?

O, I'm sorry...it was 1960.

http://www.eddie-cochran.info/the_crash.htm

Let's see, sort of rockabilly, young, died in a crash, okay, not British, but more popular in Britain than in America, and he died in Britain.

http://www.hotshotdigital.com/OldRock/E ... anBio.html

Wow, Gene Vincent was in the wreck, too.

Maybe I was wrong, a little...but I'll bet most people on this forum never heard of him.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:36 am 
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I don't know what it is about our friends in the US. Eddie was really big in the UK.
Same was true his contemporary's such as Buddy Holly.
I fucking love Buddy's music.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:01 am 
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Great tunes like Shorty Cut Across, Somethin' Else, C'mon Everybody and Twenty Flight Rock.
I hate the schmaltz like Drive-in Show though.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:58 pm 
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All the schmaltz was chosen for Eddie to sing by his record company Liberty so as to compete with all the shmaltzy artists around in the USA at the time (Frankie Avalon,Fabian et al) and none of it was written by him.The real Eddie Cochran was a pioneer in rock n roll,but unfortunately for him the Yanks weren't interested ,but fortunately the Brits and other europeans were and his 1960 UK Tour was a tremendous success.All of the classics were written and produced by Eddie.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:55 pm 
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If yer into Joe Meek stuff from way back, there is a tune on this album:

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Its called "Just Like Eddie", by Heinz.

The chorus: "Oooh-oohh-oohhh... C'mon everybody!"

From Wikipedia:

"Just Like Eddie" is a song written by Geoff Goddard and was first released by Heinz in 1963. The song features Ritchie Blackmore on guitar. It was a success in the UK where Eddie Cochran had enjoyed success as it peaked at #5

It is a tribute to Eddie Cochran and was later covered by the Silicon Teens. Finnish rockabilly band Teddy and the Tigers covered the song 1979.


... I like Silicon Teens too.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:54 pm 
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A McCartney boot I have has him doing "Twenty Flight Rock".

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