Eddie Cochran

1938 - 1960

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Ray Edward Cochran (; October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American rock and roll musician. Cochran's songs, such as "Twenty Flight Rock", "Summertime Blues", "C'mon Everybody" and "Somethin' Else", captured teenage frustration and desire in the mid-1950s and early 1960s. He experimented with multitrack recording, distortion techniques, and overdubbing even on his earliest singles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eddie Cochran has received more than 2,092,618 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 36 in 2019). Eddie Cochran is the 265th most popular musician (down from 218th in 2019), the 1,562nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,257th in 2019) and the 74th most popular Musician.

Eddie Cochran is most famous for his song "Summertime Blues" and for his tragic death in a car accident at the age of 21.

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Among musicians, Eddie Cochran ranks 265 out of 2,662Before him are Fats Domino, Friedrich Gulda, Peter Tosh, Sia, Leonid Kogan, and Leopold Auer. After him are Oscar Peterson, Cozy Powell, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Art Tatum, Luigi Tenco, and Chris de Burgh.

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Among people born in 1938, Eddie Cochran ranks 83Before him are Wim Kok, Oliver Reed, Issey Miyake, Connie Francis, Frank Langella, and Marcello Gandini. After him are Luigi Tenco, Leiji Matsumoto, Enrico Macias, Roland Topor, Jerry West, and Olga Szabó-Orbán. Among people deceased in 1960, Eddie Cochran ranks 34Before him are Friedrich Adler, Ida Rubinstein, Henri Guisan, Hugo Alfvén, Victor Klemperer, and Mack Sennett. After him are Beno Gutenberg, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Salvatore Ferragamo, Norodom Suramarit, Clara Haskil, and Soghomon Tehlirian.

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Among people born in United States, Eddie Cochran ranks 1,562 out of 18,182Before him are Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), George Whipple (1878), William Daniel Phillips (1948), Valerie Solanas (1936), and Anthony Bourdain (1956). After him are John Saxon (1935), James Earl Ray (1928), Paul Greengard (1925), Julia Child (1912), Diane Lane (1965), and James Gandolfini (1961).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Eddie Cochran ranks 74Before him are Paul Stanley (1952), Mike Portnoy (1967), Sonny Rollins (1930), Art Blakey (1919), John Zorn (1953), and Fats Domino (1928). After him are Art Tatum (1909), Sidney Bechet (1897), Beck (1970), (1975), Dave Mustaine (1961), and Ornette Coleman (1930).