Eddie Cochran: Somethin' Else
Documentary about rock 'n' roll musician Eddie Cochran. During his brief life, Cochran was a songwriter, singer, musician and studio artist who made imaginative records that, for many, encapsulate all that rock 'n' roll is about.
Much loved in the UK, Cochran tragically met his early death in a car accident in Wiltshire, aged 21. Although it is startling how much he achieved in his short life, any promise for the future was snatched away on the night of 17 April 1960.
The list of his admirers is a long one, which spans the decades and includes Rod Stewart, Marc Bolan, the Who, the Beach Boys and the Sex Pistols, all of whom have recorded his songs over the years: Eddie's career was brief but his influence and popularity have been long-lasting.
This programme features comments from admirers Robert Plant and George Harrison, guitarist and Cochran biographer Darrel Higham, rock historian Rob Finnis, British rock 'n' rollers Vince Eager and Marty Wilde, and Eddie's recording engineer at Goldstar Studios Stan Ross.
There are archive interviews with Eddie Cochran from programmes in America, Australia and the UK and a chance to hear his songs, including Somethin' Else, Summertime Blues, C'Mon Everybody, Twenty Flight Rock and Three Steps to Heaven.
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
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