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Eddie Cochran In Person

Eddie Cochran In Person

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An astounding illustrated biography of American rock 'n' roll legend Eddie Cochran, made possible through unique access to Cochran's possessions in his room at the time of his untimely death. In the golden era of rock'n'roll, there was one name who rivalled Elvis, both in style and talent, and that was Eddie Cochran. It might have been a life tragically cut short when he died in a car crash on his 1960 tour of England, but in just 21 years, Eddie Cochran had changed the face of music forever. Born in a small town to humble beginnings, Eddie unleashed a wave of raw talent and energy that defied the norms of the era as he became a trailblazer of rockabilly. His smash-hits 'Summertime Blues', C'mon Everybody' and 'Three Steps to Heaven' are still entertaining audiences and influencing musicians today, some sixty years after they were first recorded. Eddie Cochran: In Person not only details the life and career of a rock'n'roll icon, but it also tells the extraordinary story of how a collector came into possession of the contents of Eddie's childhood bedroom, which had remained undisturbed and unseen by anyone outside of the Cochran family since his death.

Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781913172961
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 285 x 210 mm

Eddie Cochran In Person

Lee Bullman

Published 5th October


 

ISBN: 9781913172961

Eddie Cochran was the best rock star ever! He played great, he looked great, he sang great, he wrote great songs and he was an innovator in the studio. Anyone who wants to be a rock & roller has to be hip to Eddie Cochran.” Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats

 

Eddie Cochran In Person by Lee Bullman is published by Omnibus Press on 5th October. A richly illustrated biography, this new book charts the life and career of an undisputed icon who, at the height of his rock ‘n’ roll heyday, was considered by many to be the only artist to rival Elvis in style and talent.

 

Made possible through the extraordinary story of a collector who discovered the contents of Cochran’s childhood bedroom after they had remained undisturbed by anyone outside of his family since his death, Eddie Cochran In Person tells the tragic tale of a life cut short by accident but one that left a lasting legacy. At 21, Eddie Cochran had changed the face of music forever. Born in a small town to humble beginnings, Eddie unleashed a wave of raw talent and energy that defied the norms of the era as he became a trailblazer of rockabilly. His smash hits Summertime Blues, C’mon Everybody’ and Three Steps to Heaven’ are still entertaining audiences and influencing musicians today.

Author Lee Bullman explains, “Way more people know Eddie Cochran’s songs than know his name. Despite dying tragically just as he was getting started, Eddie was responsible for some all time classics, songs which have since been covered by everyone from Marc Bolan to the Sex Pistols. Right now, somewhere, someone is learning the chords to Somethin’ Else.”

 

He continues, “Eddie Cochran In Person tells Eddie’s story and reminds us that there was more to it than senseless tragedy. There was joy and discovery and fun as teenage Eddie found music and fell in love with it then set about collecting the skills and experience he needed to become a rock’n’roll star in 1950s America. He made Hollywood movies and had hit singles, there were high jinks and low points, starlets and eventually, fame. As he rode the crest of the brand-new wave, Eddie saw the world change around him and lived the dream before it was even a dream. The acts Eddie toured and played with are a Who’s Who of early rock’n’roll. They were rebels and visionaries and Eddie fitted right in.”

 

About the author

 

Lee Bullman is the author of the best-selling true crime biography Blowback and the modern noir novel Twenty Sixteen. He collects 1960s sensationalist paperbacks, leopard skin shirts and jump blues records. He is currently working on his next book. 

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