Eddie Cochran emerged from the music scene in the mid-20th century and a rock pioneer. Cochran, not only a rock pioneer but was also known as a gearhead by changing the pickup, bridge, and pickguard on his Gretsch to improve the tone. We look back at the 5 Tracks From Eddie Cochran Rock Pioneer:
1. Summertime Blues
Summertime Blues was released as the title track from his 1958 album. Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart wrote the song, and it peaked at the number 8 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1958.
2. C’mon Everybody
C’mon Everybody was co-written by Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart – the song peaked at number six in the singles chart in the UK in 1959 where Cochran died in 1960.
3. Somethin’ Else
Somethin’ Else was co-written by Cochran and his girlfriend Sharon Sheeley along with his brother Bob Cochran. The song was released in 1959, and since then has been widely covered by many artists including the Sex Pistols, where their version peaked at number 3 in the UK Singles Chart in 1979.
4. Teenage Heaven
Teenage Heaven was co-written by Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart. The song was released as the A-side of Liberty F-55177. It was featured in the film, Go, Johnny, Go! The track also peaked at number 99 on the Billboard charts.
5. Three Steps To Heaven
Three Steps To Heaven was the known final song recorded by Eddie Cochran – it was released in 1960. It became a huge hit in the UK following his death in a car accident in April 1960. The track was recorded in January 1960 featuring Buddy Holly’s Crickets on instruments. He co-wrote the song with his brother, Bob Cochran.