Eddie Cochran

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Eddie Cochran Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


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*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

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Last Update : 27/4/13

Interviewed on BBC Radio 2 in 1999 by his old mate Joe Brown, George Harrison would recall his memories of seeing Eddie Cochran in Liverpool during his final tour. Both his guitar-playing and his stage persona had clearly made a strong impression.

“He was standing at the microphone and as he started to talk he put his two hands through his hair, pushing it back,” Harrison later recalled. “And a girl, one lone voice, screamed out, ‘Oh, Eddie!’ and he coolly murmured into the mike, ‘Hi honey.’ I thought, ‘Yes! That’s it—rock and roll!”

Paul McCartney also contributed to that very same BBC World Service series, looking back at his early rock’n‘roll years. Paul recalled the-then unknown Beatles touring Scotland, backing Johnny Gentle in 1960. Cochran had given Gentle his stage shirt after the Bristol show and following a week of pestering by the young Beatle, Johnny eventually passed it to George.

Indelibly associated with the 1955 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins G-brand Western model, Cochran was an innovator, modifying the guitar by replacing the neck position De Armond Dynasonic pickup with a black covered Gibson P-90 pickup. A major Rock God, Cochran’s influence would be wide reaching. One of the earliest artists to experiment with multi-track recording and overdubbing even on his earliest singles, he was also more than proficient on the piano, bass and drums.

A sharply dressed and good-looking young man with a rebellious attitude, he epitomized the stance of the 50s rocker, and his tragic early death in a car crash in Chippenham, Wiltshire, would assure him of his place amongst Rock’s most iconic figures.


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Singing to my baby (1957)

Eddie Cochran - Something Else! (8 CD Box Set)

The final word on Eddie – an awesome 8-CD boxed set (LP-size) with a 192-page hardcover book, 260 tracks and a playing time of approximately 536 minutes.

The collection features all vocal recordings by Eddie Cochran, whether as a solo artist or member of the Cochran Brothers, including his timeless hits, ‘Twenty Flight Rock,’ ‘Sittin’ In The Balcony,’ ‘Summertime Blues,’ ‘C’mon Everybody,’ ‘Three Steps To Heaven,’ ‘Cherished Memories,’ ‘Cut Across Shorty’ and ‘Somethin’ Else!’ Some out-takes are included in addition to a killer selection from Cochran’s instrumental and experimental recordings. In addition to tyhe demos, live recordings, and interviews, the collection also features his work as a session guitarist for Skeets McDonald, Wynn Stewart, Ray Stanley, Lee Denson, Gene Vincent, Bob Luman and Johnny Burnette.

The accompanying hardcover book – featuring many rare photos, hundreds of label and cover reproductions and a newly researched biography by Stuart Colman, and a discography by Antoon van Olderen with Stuart Colman, Russ Wapensky, and Richard Weize – is the perfect complement to a painstakingly compiled anthology.


Remember Eddie Cochran


Fascinating screen shots of Eddie’s worldwide vinyl releases, recording session details, an excellent time-line and a superb picture gallery – this is a painstakingly compiled tribute website, and a lasting testament to his innate musicianship.