Artist of the day: Eddie Cochran

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    Artist of the day: Eddie Cochran

    It's really turning into silly season over on the Red Sox board, so rather than start arguing politics with Bill-806 and softlaw, I thought I'd try to kick off a discussion of a guy I reckon to be one of the most underrated Rock 'n Roll guitarists of all time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRjlZ8x2uQM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeWC59FJqGc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LzsW4sLHLU&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKVRaLzgbAI&feature=rellist&playnext=1&list=PL06A02EE7DDF21F25
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27M6zBC55Os
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-Es_mxFc9U
    Eddie Cochran died in a cab crash on a british tour in 1960, but artists from Brian Setzer to Jimi Hendrix have cited him as an influence. Plus ZZ Top's Sharp Dressed Man could have been written about him.
     
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    Eddie - a massive influence on what was to happen in RnR.
     
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    carnie, you are without doubt the most down-home, rootsy, old-school music fan we have here.  Good on ya, mate.  I just wish I had more to offer on artists like this, but I have an almost complete lack of knowledge on them.  
     
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    No collection of rock music is complete without Eddie Cochrane's 'Summertime Blues.'

    While The Who has become the best known group to cover this song , the original remains a tremendous classic.

    Another great song that was covered brilliantly by The Who was Johnny Kidd and the Pirates , 'Shakin' All Over'....ironically Johnny Kidd was tragically killed at a young age, too.



     
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    In Response to Re: Artist of the day: Eddie Cochran:
    [QUOTE]carnie, you are without doubt the most down-home, rootsy, old-school music fan we have here.  Good on ya, mate.  I just wish I had more to offer on artists like this, but I have an almost complete lack of knowledge on them.  
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]Why thank you halifax. Coming from a guy whose favorite album is cosmos factory, that's a real compliment.
     
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    In Response to Re: Artist of the day: Eddie Cochran:
    [QUOTE]carnie, you are without doubt the most down-home, rootsy, old-school music fan we have here.  Good on ya, mate.  I just wish I had more to offer on artists like this, but I have an almost complete lack of knowledge on them.  
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]

    Hey, I resemble that! I like a lot of that down-home music too. But carnie knows that.Smile

    Eddie Cochran was another performer who in his short time on earth had an enormous influence on rock/pop music. Like Buddy Holly, he was a shooting star whose bright light burned out too soon, but not before it inspired many musicians who followed. He, like Holly, was a very talented performer whose potential was unlimited. It's amazing how much he created in such a short time and how powerful and lasting his legacy is. One of my particular favorites of his is "Cut Across Shorty", a great theme song for any underdog.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvzZlajPVAo
     

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