By Lee Bullman
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.
'Superb study of a tragically short life... assessed with passion and articulacy. One of the most complete and thought-provoking examinations of a groundbreaking musicians you'll read all year' Record Collector, 4****
'Showcases a fascinating archive of recently discovered rock'n'roll memorabilia... a great snapshot of the times' Louder Than War
Lee Bullman is the best-selling author of Blowback and Twenty Sixteen.
Publication Date: 05.10.23
Extent: 192 pages
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