Discussion in 'SMB' started by Hillbilly Black Cat, Apr 17, 2012.
Nobody beats the killler though
Gene Vincent was brilliant!! I love Gene Vincent. What a voice. And he was as mad as a sock, a complete loony!! Pulled a gun on Paul McCartney when The Beatles backed him in Germany in the early 60s.
Bit harsh that, I suppose.
1st time I saw eddie " the girl can't help it " Jayne mansfeild
44dd them days
Did any of you guys frequent the AEF Club in Norfolk Street on a Tuesday or was it Thursday Neet for the Rock and Roll/Rockabilly Neet
Which then moved to the Boilermakers Club.
Remember gannin to the Boilermakers to see Matchbox whom i had never heard of and they sang a Song Called "Rockabilly Rebel" which went to No1 and got them on TOTP within a week of them being on the Boilermakers Rock n Roll night
Gene had come back from the future, must have heard the Frog Chorus! (for the record Eddie was streets ahead of Gene, imo of course)
Eddie was more the complete package by a long way.But those early 56 recordings with Vincent & Gallup etc,maybe just shade it for me.I liked the "tribute" song that The Stray Cats did for the both of them......
Not live he didn't. He wasn't known as 'no show Joe' for been reliable. Still one of my favs though.
Miss shows did he? I take it that was through drink and drugs?
Yep. Tough time for him. Lucky to come out the other side.
Bit OTT that given he hadn't really been around long enough to establish himself properly. Canniest maybe but never greatest.
Bit of Jonny Hallyday
I disagree strongly. I think Cochran was around long enough. He wrote at least 2 of the greatest Rock 'n' Roll anthems of all time with Summertime Blues and C'mon Everybody and had a big hand - although never got credit for it - in writing Somethin' Else. There's three songs pretty much everybody knows, right up there with Blue Suede Shoes and Rock Around The Clock.
Add to that absolute stonkers like 20 Flight Rock, Nervous Breakdown, My Way, Weekend, and you're looking at an artist that heavily influenced The Beatles, The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan, The Who and a whole host of 60s artists that took his influence and ran with it to create and further different styles of Rock music. Cochran was a proper musician and that shows with the amount of artists over the years that site him as a major influence.
Cochran also introduced Ray Charles music to the masses over here on that fateful tour of 1960 by performing What'd I Say on national radio and his live shows, and his current release at the time, a cover of Charles' Hallelujah I Love Her So. I've often thought Cochran was the first Rock 'n' Roller of substance that could perform the Blues accurately and with the proper amount of authenticity. Listen out for Eddie's Blues and Milkcow Blues. Just magnificent stuff.
Its just a damn shame he didn't live long enough to see how important his music was to so many people.
Stick Zeppelin in that list anarl HBC. They loved him.
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