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Eddie Cochran’s last ride


A little over a year after “the day the music died”—when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash—Eddie Cochran met a similarly violent fate on April 17, 1960, dealing another critical blow to the fledgling rock ‘n’ roll genre.

London's Daily Mirror announces the death of Eddie Cochran, April 18, 1960.

London’s Daily Mirror announces the death of Eddie Cochran, April 18, 1960.

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