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Eddie Cochran (1938–1960)

Eddie Cochran was born as Edward Raymond Cochran on October 3, 1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. When Eddie was 14, his parents moved to Bell Gardens, California where he began playing the guitar. In 1954, Eddie joined a local band with songwriter Hank Cochran where Eddie performed as the second vocalist. The group became known as "The Cochran ... See full bio »

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  Vinyl (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2016) (performer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Rock and Roll Queen (2016) ... (performer: "C'Mon Everybody") / (writer: "C'Mon Everybody")
- Pilot (2016) ... (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 2015 Hyena Road (performer: "BABY PLEASE DON'T GO")
 2014 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ian Astbury Guest Programs Rage (2014) ... (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 2012 The Who Live in Texas '75 (Video) (writer: "Summertime Blues" - uncredited)
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Early Metal US (2011) ... (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 2011 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (Documentary) (writer: "Twenty Flight Rock")
 2010 Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus (writer: "Three Steps To Heaven")
 2010 Rock Suomi (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Amerikan ääni (2010) ... (writer: "Kesäduuni blues (Summertime blues)")
  The Indian Doctor (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Arrival (2010) ... (performer: "Summertime Blues") / (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2010 Semi-FInal (2010) ... (writer: "Swing the Mood" - uncredited)
 2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (performer: "Nervous Breakdown")
 2010 Arto Nybergin kesäduuniblues (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... (writer: "Kesäduuniblues")
 2009 The Who: At Kilburn 1977 (Video) (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 2009 Nowhere Boy (writer: "Twenty Flight Rock" - as Edward Cochran)
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Round Six (2009) ... (writer: "C'mon Everybody" - uncredited)
- Round Three (2009) ... (writer: "Summertime Blues" - uncredited)
 2009 The Smell of Success (performer: "Nice 'n' Easy") / (writer: "Nice 'n' Easy")
 2008 The Crew (performer: "Jelly Bean")
 2007 A la diestra del cielo: Silvio, un cantaor rockero (Documentary) (writer: "Tres pasos hacia el cielo")
 2007 Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (Documentary) (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Documentary) (performer: "Nervous Breakdown")
 2005 Rush: R30 (Video documentary) (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 2005 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (Documentary) (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks (writer: "C'mon Everybody" (1958))
 2004 Summerslam (TV Special) (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 2003 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Betriebsausflug (2003) ... (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 2003 Led Zeppelin DVD (Video documentary) (writer: "C'mon Everybody")
 2003 The Singing Detective (performer: "Three Steps To Heaven") / (writer: "Three Steps To Heaven")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Twenty Flight Rock")
 1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1999 Summer of Sam (writer: "Summertime Blues" (1960) - uncredited)
 1999 Ratcatcher (performer: "C'mon Everybody") / (writer: "C'mon Everybody")
 1999 Sokkotanssi (performer: "Sweetie Pie") / (writer: "Sweetie Pie")
 1998 Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 1970 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1997 Breast Men (TV Movie) (performer: "Somethin' Else")
 1997 The Prince of Hearts (TV Movie) (performer: "Three Steps to Heavan" - uncredited)
 1996 White Squall (performer: "SOMETHIN' ELSE")
 1996 I Shot Andy Warhol (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1995 En el aire (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer: "C'mon Everybody", "Twenty Flight Rock") / (writer: "Twenty Flight Rock", "C'mon Everybody")
 1995 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.2 (1995) ... (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1995 Circle of Friends (writer: "C'Mon Everybody")
 1994 The War (performer: "Summertime Blues") / (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hey Jude (1994) ... (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1994 Camp Nowhere (writer: "SUMMERTIME BLUES")
  Rebel Highway (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1994) (writer - 2 episodes, 1994)
- Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994) ... (performer: "C'mon Everybody") / (writer: "C'mon Everybody")
- Runaway Daughters (1994) ... (performer: "C'mon everybody") / (writer: "C'mon everybody")
 1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie) (performer: "C'MON EVERYBODY") / (writer: "C'MON EVERYBODY")
 1994 Backbeat (writer: "Twenty Flight Rock")
 1993 Sista dansen (writer: "Summertime Blues")
  The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1993) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Summer (1993) ... (performer: "Summertime Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Summertime Blues" - uncredited)
 1993 This Boy's Life (performer: "Summertime Blues", "C'mon Everybody") / (writer: "Summertime Blues", "C'mon Everybody")
 1992 That Night (writer: "SUMMERTIME BLUES")
 1991 Night on Earth (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1991 American Shaolin (lyrics: "Summertime Blues") / (music: "Summertime Blues")
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Her Wacky Highness (1990) ... ("Elmer Fudd Blues", uncredited)
 1990 Condom (Documentary) (performer: "Summertime Blues") / (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1989 The Delinquents (performer: "Twenty Flight Rocks", "Three Steps to Heaven") / (writer: "Three Steps to Heaven" - as E Cochran) / (writer: "Twenty Flight Rocks")
 1989 Signs of Life (performer: "Love Again")
 1988 Summertime Blues: Lemon Popsicle VIII (performer: "Summertime Blues") / (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1988 The Fruit Machine (writer: "Summertime Blues" - uncredited)
 1988 Satisfaction (writer: "C'mon Everybody")
 1987 Love Potion (performer: "C'MON EVERYBODY", "THREE STEPS TO HEAVEN") / (writer: "C'MON EVERYBODY", "THREE STEPS TO HEAVEN")
 1987 Born in East L.A. (writer: "Summertime Blues" - uncredited)
 1987 La Bamba (lyrics: "Summertime Blues") / (music: "Summertime Blues")
 1986 Meatballs III: Summer Job (performer: "Summertime Blues) / (writer: "Summertime Blues)
 1986 Sid and Nancy (writer: "Somethin' Else")
 1986 Troll (lyrics: "Summertime Blues") / (music: "Summertime Blues")
 1985 My American Cousin (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1983 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style (Video documentary) (performer: "Somethin' Else" - uncredited)
 1983 Ek Jaan Hain Hum (lyrics: "C'mon Everybody") / (performer: "C'mon Everybody")
 1983 Running Brave (lyrics: "Summertime Blues") / (music: "Summertime Blues")
 1983 Losin' It ("Summertime Blues") / (performer: "Summertime Blues")
 1982 Let's Spend the Night Together (Documentary) ("Twenty Flight Rock")
 1982 Diner (performer: "Somethin' Else")
 1981 Take This Job and Shove It (lyrics: "Summertime Blues") / (music: "Summertime Blues")
 1980 Caddyshack ("Summertime Blues") / (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 June 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "C'Mon Everybody")
 1979 Radio On (writer: "Three Steps To Heaven" - uncredited)
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (performer: "Sittin' in the Balcony")
 1978 American Hot Wax (performer: "Summertime Blues") / (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1977 Die drei Klumberger (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dein Freund, Dein Helfer (1977) ... (performer: "Come On Everybody" - uncredited)
 1970 Woodstock (Documentary) (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.51 (1965) ... (writer: "Summertime Blues")
 1959 Go, Johnny, Go! (performer: "TEENAGE HEAVEN")
 1957 Untamed Youth (performer: "Cottonpicker") / (writer: "Oobala Baby")
 1956 The Girl Can't Help It (performer: "Twenty Flight Rock" - uncredited)
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His guitar style was a major influence on his nephew Bobby Cochran, who went on to have a successful career in music and regularly honors Eddie's catalog in concert. Bobby recently formed the rock 'n' roll band Somethin' Else! as a tribute to Eddie's legacy. See more »

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