Remembering Eddie Cochran

April 17, 2018

While touring in the UK

21-year-old US singer Eddie Cochran was killed

when the taxi he was travelling in crashed into a lamppost

on Rowden Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire

April 17th 0f 1960

 

Songwriter Sharon Sheeley

and singer Gene Vincent

survived the crash

 

Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran In Concert

Cochran's current hit at the time was 'Three Steps to Heaven'

A plaque

now commemorates the event

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