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Old 02-25-2021, 06:36 AM
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Default Eddie Cochran "Twenty Flight Rock"

Last night, I listened to a John Lennon interview in which he said that he invited Paul McCartney to join The Quarrymen after hearing him sing and play (on guitar) an Eddie Cochran tune titled Twenty Flight Rock. I'd heard that story before and immediately wondered why I hadn't looked for that recording to have a listen. Since there's not much else to do now, I remedied that situation straight away and the video below is what I found. It's from a 1956 film with Jayne Mansfield titled The Girl Can't Help It.

I'm kinda slow with lyrics and I don't mind admitting that I didn't get the words the first time around. Pretty cool. A rockin' performance there by Mr. Cochran, in addition to the spectacularly top-heavy Ms. Mansfield. Don't miss the last line heard at the end of the video.

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Old 02-26-2021, 07:59 AM
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...cool stuff....he kinda looks like an Elvis that ain’t quite got the moves or the voice...but no slouch...love the guitar...
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:52 PM
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One of the all time classics.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:45 AM
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Very cool, Eddie Cochran had a bunch of great songs,
Something Else
C'mon Everybody
Summertime Blues
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Old 02-28-2021, 02:34 PM
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Yes, that was cool!
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:29 AM
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It's fun to see some of these old clips being rediscovered 50+ years later. Cochran may have been one of the first rockers to customize his guitar - he swapped out the stock neck pickup on his Gretsch for a p-90.
Here's a fun version of the same song with two current greats:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm4pUJNVZg8

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Old 03-01-2021, 09:43 AM
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Great stuff there.

Eddie was cool too!
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:18 PM
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I always loved rockabilly. Always loved Eddie Cochran. He was fantastic. And outright cocky, on stage! I was fortunate years ago to grab a two-CD set of his recordings. I had some of his CDs in university, as well. Again, he was fantastic. Here's a line to one of the CD's I have from Cochrane.

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Eddie-Co...4831390&sr=8-4

Buddy Holly was another great artist from this genre. Sad they passed on, so young.

(Side note: I also loved the Shakin' Pyramids from Scotland - fabulous rockabilly group. Check them out, as well.)
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:24 PM
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I always loved rockabilly. Always loved Eddie Cochran. He was fantastic. I was fortunate years ago to grab a two-CD set of his recordings. I had some of his CDs in university, as well. Again, he was fantastic. Here's a line to one of the CD's I have from Cochrane.

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Eddie-Co...4831390&sr=8-4

Buddy Holly was another great artist from this genre. Sad they passed on, so young.

Some other stuff to check out - enjoy!

My favourite Cochran song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8YR...ture=emb_title

31 minutes w/Cochran from an old episode of Town Hall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8sL...ture=emb_title

(Sort of related - my other favourite rockabilly "outfit" was the Shakin' Pyramids out of Scotland. Check them out!)
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:50 PM
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Wow that 'Town Hall Party' is a treasure - it is very rare to find 50's performances that weren't lip synced.
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Old 03-06-2021, 03:44 PM
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Wow that 'Town Hall Party' is a treasure - it is very rare to find 50's performances that weren't lip synced.
Yes, indeed - history there, for certain.

I plan on finding others on Youtube. Great stuff.
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