THE CRASH

17 APRIL 1960

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The taxi lost control because a tire blew out. Although not his plan, the driver lost control of the car and it crashed into a lamp post on Rowden Hill. A plaque is now there marking the spot. Cochran, who was seated in the center of the back seat, threw himself over his fiancée Sharon Sheeley, known for "Poor Little fool" and Medifast, to shield her. Upon further review it was later known that he was thrown out of the car when the door flew open.

These two different scans are sent by Eddie Cochran super fan  Martin Emery

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The car wreck

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Very rare photo sent by Martin Emery.The original photo taken of the car by wessex newspapers, the picture is the same one used on the 18/04/1960 by the bath & wiltshire chronicle & herald newspaper, the back of the photo has copyright printed. 

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These seven large scans are sent by Eddie Cochran super fan  Martin Emery 

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Daily Mirror from 18 April 1960, announcing the death of Eddie Cochran

Clipped Newspaper dated 18th April 1960

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The driver George Martin

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Clipped article from the front page of the Bristol newspaper

Daily Express 18/04/1960

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Record Mirror- Death of Eddie Cochran 1960

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Daily Herald 18/04/1960

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Daily Mail 18/04/1960

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Melody Maker, 23 April 1960

The Cash Box

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San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper Dated Monday, April 18th, 1960

New Musical Express 22/4/60

Gene Vincent in bed

20 April 1960

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 The Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol, where Eddie made his last show

Up to Rowden Hill

Eddie Cochran "Cherished Memories"

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This picture is sent by Jay Swenson 

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St Martin's Hospital

Sundial and wooden bench in the meditation garden

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The new revamped Eddie Cochran memorial stone at St Martins hospital Bath, Somerset, England. Eddie passed away at this hospital. he was laid to rest in the chapel for some time 

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Eddie Cochran's Grave

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Eddie and his beloved Gretsch, together again...

EDWARD R. COCHRAN
1938 - 1960

A Tribute To Our Beloved Eddie Cochran

"If mere word
can console us
for the loss of
our beloved Eddie
then our love for him
was a false love."

Heavenly music filled the air
That very tragic day
Something seemed to be missing tho
So I heard the creator say:
"We need a master guitarist and singer.

I know of but one alone.
His name is Eddie Cochran.
I think I'll call him home."

"I know the folks on earth won't mind
For they will understand
That the Lord loves perfection.
Now we'll have a perfect band."

So as we go through life; now we now
That perfection is our goal
And we strive for this.
So when we are called
We'll feel free to go.

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Eddie's mother weeps over her sun, standinh behind her Eddie's father (second from left) A mass of flowers surrounds Eddie's grave following his burial

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Six months after Eddie's death

This picture is sent by Eddie's friend John Rook jr@johnrook.com

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May 1960 October 3, 1960
 

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These three scans are sent by Eddie Cochran super fan  Martin Emery

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These scans are sent also by Eddie Cochran super fan Martin Emery 

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May 1961

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When Eddie died his guitar and suitcase were in the car when it crashed, they flew them back to his mother in California, to his moms house, this is the original delivery note that was with the items when it arrived there

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An invoice for the cost of the the air fare

These two scans are sent by Eddie Cochran super fan  Martin Emery

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Eddie's Mum and Dads gravestones

 

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These three pictures are sent by MED EDWARDS 

 

If you have any photo about Eddie Cochran or a better scan, please mail it to: ZEIN EDDIN M.Y