#8 Pop, #11 R&B, #18 UK, #18 Austrian
Eddie Cochran was a musical innovator that had his budding career cut short at the tender age of 21.
“Summertime Blues” was his only top ten hit, but it is one that left a lasting legacy by placing him in the list of “Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” at #73 and his 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“Summertime Blues” has been covered over and over again, decade after decade ever since it’s B-side release in 1958, and is a performers favorite. But frankly my favorite Cochran song is “C’mon Everybody,” that I still find myself singing around the house while doing chores.
Here is the originator performing his top ten hit, “Summertime Blues,” live!
Cochran died during a UK musical tour, in road accident, in April 1960. He was on his way to the airport to come home the the USA.
Before you leave, check out this interesting Eddie Cochran Trivia Quiz I ran across. Let me know how you scored.
- “Summertime Summertime” Performed by The Jamies (1958 & 1962) (oldschoolmusiclover.com)
- 14 Beautiful Songs with “Summer” in the Title… (satinandsand.wordpress.com)