Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|One of the most eclectic influences that Eddie Cochran had was on the Sex Pistols. The Sex Pistols performed a classic Eddie Cochran song on their soundtrack album to their documentary, "Great Rock and Roll Swindle". Which Cochran song was performed on this album?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Eddie Cochran
Something Else. "Something Else" was co-written by close friend Sharon Sheeley, who was with Eddie Cochran in the ill-fated taxi ride where he was killed.
The album "Great Rock and Roll Swindle" also included another Cochran song titled "C'mon Everybody" as written by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart. The soundtrack also featured hits such as "Substitute" by The Who and "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry.
He died in a taxi crash.. Eddie Cochran died from head injuries suffered when his rented taxi car crashed en route to the airport where he was scheduled to return to the US. He died in the hospital in Wiltshire, England. Other passengers in the taxi included rock legend Gene Vincent and singer Sharon Sheeley.
|Eddie Cochran was invited to tour London with a very good friend of his. This star had enjoyed an appearance on the Jack Good television program "Boy Meets Girl" and based on the success, a tour was introduced which would feature Cochran. Who was this star?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Eddie Cochran
Gene Vincent. Gene Vincent had only one true hit titled "Be-Bop-a-Lula" which actaully fared better on the Country Charts than it did on the Pop Charts (number 5 on country versus number 7 on pop). Vincent died in 1971 at the age of 36 due to a ruptured stomach ulcer.
Wichita, Kansas. After the Wichita concert, Eddie Cochran left for London on January 10, 1960 for a promotional tour. When Eddie arrived, he was given a royal reception at the Decca Records headquarters
|The Eddie Cochran song "Summertime Blues" actually started life as the "B" side to another song. The featured song never found commercial succes, but will always be infamous as the "flip side" to the classic "Summertime Blues". What was the name of this song?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Eddie Cochran
Love Again. "Love Again" was released on June 11, 1958 with "Summertime Blues" on the reverse. Many songs of the early rock era started life as the "B" side, but "Summertime Blues" may have been the most influential "B" side ever.
The Who. Eddie Cochran had a huge, near cult, following of many English musicians. George Harrison was noted to follow Cochran from city to city during Cochran's tour of England. Perhaps no English group found admiration to the Cochran sound than The Who. Roger Daltrey recorded "Summertime Blues" and the band often played "My Way" in concert.
Summertime Blues. "Summertime Blues" was a tremendous hit for Eddie Cochran, which reached number eight on the US Pop Charts. Even more surprising that the song charted on the Pop Charts, was that it rose to number 11 on the R&B Charts because the song was particularly "heavy". During that time, the R&B charts were filled with doo-wop and soul acts and the inclusion of a young, white singer performing a loud, raucous song was unheard of.
"Summertime Blues" was also performed by Blue Cheer, Guess Who, T-Rex, Van Halen, Alan Jackson, Olivia Newton-John, Skid Row, The Beach Boys, The Crickets, The Stray Cats and The Who.
|Eddie Cochran was working with Jerry Capehart writing songs for soundtracks when he was asked not only to provide a song for, but to actually appear in a film. Which film, released in 1956, was it?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Eddie Cochran
The Girl Can't Help It. "The Girl Can't Help It" starred Edmond O'Brien and Jayne Mansfield in the role that made her a star. The film is best described as gangster-rock-comedy. Eddie played himself in the film that featured other music acts of the era including Fats Domino, The Platters, Little Richard and Duane Eddy.
Of particular interest, the song Eddie recorded for this fim was "Twenty-Flight Rock", the same song Paul McCartney used to impress John Lennon when they first met in 1957.
|Eddie Cochran first found limited music success as half of The Cochran Brothers. The interesting fact is that the other half of his duo, although named Cochran, was not his real brother. Who was this artist's name?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Eddie Cochran
Hank Cochran. Hank Cochran took the experience gained as part of The Cochran Brothers and became a great country/western songwriter. Hits he wrote included: "I Fall to Pieces" by Patsy Cline, "Make the World Go Away" by Eddy Arnold and "The Chair" by George Strait.
Rob Cochran was a jazz artist, Jack Cochran was an influential rockabilly artist and Lee Cochran was dominant in gospel music.
Albert Lea, Minnesota. Eddie was born in Minnesota on October 3, 1938. His family moved to southern California in 1951 where he fell in love with the guitar.
Summertime Blues. The Who had a hit with "Summertime Blues" in 1970. It reached number 38 on the UK chart and number 27 on the US pop chart.
|Which Eddie Cochran UK hit about something we look forward to, do these lyrics come from?
"Took the road to look-out hill
The view up there is sure a thrill"||The Music Of Eddie Cochran
Weekend. We all look forward to the "Weekend". It reached number 15 on the UK chart in 1961; it never charted in the US.
|Eddie Cochran was inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 27 years after his death; which year was it?||The Music Of Eddie Cochran
1987. Eddie Cochran was inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, along with the likes of Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley and B.B. King.
|Eddie Cochran has had 6 different albums in the UK album chart between 1960 and 1988, which one reached the highest position?||The Music Of Eddie Cochran
Eddie Cochran Memorial Album. "The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album" reached number nine in 1960. Re-issued in 1963 it reached number eleven.
"Singing To My Baby" reached number 19 in 1960. Re-issued in 1963 it reached number 20. "Cherished Memories" reached number 15 in 1963. "Very Best Of Eddie Cochran" reached number 34 in 1970. Eddie Cochran never had an album in the top forty on the US album chart.
|In which Eddie Cochran song of 1958 were there bare feet slapping on the floor causing the house to shake?||The Music Of Eddie Cochran
C'mon Everybody. "C'mon Everybody" is the song and Eddie's parents are away. He has invited the usual crew round to the house for a party and the "House'll be a-shakin' from the bare feet slapping on the floor". Now we've all been there, right?
"C'mon Everybody was a number 35 hit on the US pop chart. It reached number six on the UK chart in 1959. On re-release in 1988 it reached number 14 on the UK chart.
|Which Eddie Cochran song, in which nothing seems to be going right, contains this reply to his inquiry?
"I'd like to help you son
But you're too young to vote"||The Music Of Eddie Cochran
Summertime Blues. The lyrics come from "Summertime Blues", it is the reply to a call he made to his congressman. It was a number eight hit on the US pop chart and it reached number 18 on the UK chart in 1958.
Johnny Horton. Country singer Johnny Horton was the odd one out, he died in a car crash in 1960. He was married to the widow of country legend Hank Williams. The song was a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper who were all killed in a plane crash, northwest of Clear Lake, Iowa USA, on 3rd February 1959.
Three Steps To Heaven. Eddie took "Three Steps To Heaven" to the top of the UK chart for two weeks in 1960. It did not chart in the US.
Eddie recorded this song shortly before his fatal car accident in Wiltshire UK while being driven to the airport in a taxi cab. His girlfriend at the time, the late songwriter Sharon Sheeley and singer Gene Vincent were also injured in the crash. In the strange but true category, he was backed on the record by The Crickets, whose ex-lead singer Buddy Holly, had the previous posthumous UK number one hit "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" in 1959.
|What is the title of Eddie Cochran's first hit on the US pop chart? He may have been holding the hand of his girlfriend and smooching.||The Music Of Eddie Cochran
Sittin' In The Balcony. Eddie was "Sittin' In The Balcony" and may even have been watching the movie. It reached number 18 on the US pop chart in 1957 but did not chart in the UK.