Today in Music History: Eddie Cochran

On this date fifty-one years ago, Eddie Cochran is killed when the taxi he is riding in crashes into a lamppost in Chippenham, Wiltshire.  He is twenty-one.  Other passengers Gene Vincent and songwriter Sharon Sheeley survive the crash.  Here's an all-time favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgQg4ze1_KU.

 

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