Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Share your non-Elvis stuff here
User avatar

Topic author
Mister Moon
Posts: 8865
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:35 pm
Has thanked: 2433 times
Been thanked: 4382 times

Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Postby Mister Moon » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:45 pm

The great Eddie Cochran passed away 61 years ago today due to injuries suffered in a car crash during his 1960 tour of the UK.

There have been other threads dealing with this matter, but they became a bit of a mess, so I thought I would start a fresh one. Please don't merge it, folks.

Here's a few cool rare photos :


Eddie Guybo.jpg



Eddie Gene fan UK.jpg



Crash Fury Parnes.jpg




This interview done during the UK tour (Ipswich - Sunday, January 24, 1960) was first released in 1971, but this is the complete version with the unedited ending :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lpWu03e1IM
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar

John
Posts: 20634
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:36 pm
Has thanked: 4144 times
Been thanked: 5448 times

Re: Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Postby John » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:33 pm

Mister Moon wrote:The great Eddie Cochran passed away 61 years ago today due to injuries suffered in a car crash during his 1960 tour of the UK.

There have been other threads dealing with this matter, but they became a bit of a mess, so I thought I would start a fresh one. Please don't merge it, folks.

Here's a few cool rare photos :


Eddie Guybo.jpg


Eddie Gene fan UK.jpg


Crash Fury Parnes.jpg



This interview done during the UK tour (Ipswich - Sunday, January 24, 1960) was first released in 1971, but this is the complete version with the unedited ending :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lpWu03e1IM

I've been past the memorial several times down in Chippenham but never stopped to photograph it. That was when my daughter was at uni in Bath, but she left several years ago, so I doubt I'll be travelling in that direction any time soon.

User avatar

Topic author
Mister Moon
Posts: 8865
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:35 pm
Has thanked: 2433 times
Been thanked: 4382 times

Re: Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Postby Mister Moon » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:25 pm

Does it look like a spot where a car accident could happen ?

User avatar

John
Posts: 20634
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:36 pm
Has thanked: 4144 times
Been thanked: 5448 times

Re: Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Postby John » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:26 pm

Mister Moon wrote:Does it look like a spot where a car accident could happen ?

How can you tell where a car accident could happen? It's a normal bit of road. I think it was dark, (wasn't it raining?), and the driver was going too fast for the conditions.

You can see it here at about 11'40".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzxEyq3xKnA

User avatar

Topic author
Mister Moon
Posts: 8865
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:35 pm
Has thanked: 2433 times
Been thanked: 4382 times

Re: Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Postby Mister Moon » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:54 am

John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Does it look like a spot where a car accident could happen ?

How can you tell where a car accident could happen? It's a normal bit of road. I think it was dark, (wasn't it raining?), and the driver was going too fast for the conditions.

You can see it here at about 11'40".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzxEyq3xKnA


I know about the accident. I was wondering if there were many curves, or something like that. It's not the same to see it on the screen as having actually driven through that spot.

I've heard that the driver, a bloke named George Martin, had some problems through the years with some rock and roll fans.

Thanks for the video. I saw it years ago, but it's interesting to see it again. Hey, at 18'56" we can see Glen Hardin as a member of The Crickets, his original band.

Here's a couple of cool images of Eddie and Sharon Sheeley taken from the video :



Sharon Eddie b).jpg



Sharon Eddie a.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar

Topic author
Mister Moon
Posts: 8865
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:35 pm
Has thanked: 2433 times
Been thanked: 4382 times

Re: Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Postby Mister Moon » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:57 am

There are many instrumerntals by Eddie Cochran, and most of them were released posthumously.

Here's my favourite one. By the way, it's hard to understand why this gem was omitted from the mammoth Eddie Cochran box set by Bear Family.

This is "Pushin'", from 1956, originally released on a Zephyr label single under Ray Stanley's name (he played the piano). Eddie was not originally credited, but the guitar work he provides here is out of this world. He was 18 years old at the time :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKnsGRI1TbQ

User avatar

John
Posts: 20634
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:36 pm
Has thanked: 4144 times
Been thanked: 5448 times

Re: Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Postby John » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:15 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Does it look like a spot where a car accident could happen ?

How can you tell where a car accident could happen? It's a normal bit of road. I think it was dark, (wasn't it raining?), and the driver was going too fast for the conditions.

You can see it here at about 11'40".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzxEyq3xKnA


I know about the accident. I was wondering if there were many curves, or something like that. It's not the same to see it on the screen as having actually driven through that spot.

I've heard that the driver, a bloke named George Martin, had some problems through the years with some rock and roll fans.

Thanks for the video. I saw it years ago, but it's interesting to see it again. Hey, at 18'56" we can see Glen Hardin as a member of The Crickets, his original band.

Here's a couple of cool images of Eddie and Sharon Sheeley taken from the video :



Sharon Eddie b).jpg


Sharon Eddie a.jpg

This is what is says on another report.
It appears that as the car sped out of Chippenham trying to get back on the right route, Martin lost control on the bend at Rowden Hill, (then a notorious accident black-spot) and spun backwards into a concrete lamp post.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/ ... ture.shtml

User avatar

John
Posts: 20634
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:36 pm
Has thanked: 4144 times
Been thanked: 5448 times

Re: Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Postby John » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:26 pm

I don't know if this will work for you. This is Google maps, so you can look at the area and go up and down the road.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Eddie ... -2.1298456

User avatar

Topic author
Mister Moon
Posts: 8865
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:35 pm
Has thanked: 2433 times
Been thanked: 4382 times

Re: Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Postby Mister Moon » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:35 pm

All great stuff, John. Thank you very much.

We can even see the "three steps to heaven". Beautiful.

User avatar

Colin B
Posts: 22631
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:35 pm
Location: Gravesend - UK
Has thanked: 5355 times
Been thanked: 5516 times

Re: Eddie Cochran - Never To Be Forgotten

Postby Colin B » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:18 pm

I was serving on the P & O liner RMS Strathmore in 1960 when I saw a teenage passenger crying.

When I asked her what was up she said: "Eddie Cochran has been killed in a car accident !"

I could hardly believe it !

We didn't get a lot of news at sea, but she heard it on the radio.

A sad time.
Colin B

"Judge a man not by his answers but by his questions" - Voltaire
"Why ?" - Colin B


Return to “Off Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest