Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Eddie Cochran Live



Eddie Cochran performed his composition, "Summertime Blues," an anthem of teenage frustration, at the Town Hall Party music show, Los Angeles, 1959. Considering Cochran's strong vocals and guitar playing, music journalist Bruce Eder wrote that he was “rock’s first high-energy guitar hero, the forerunner to Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page, Duane Allman and, at least in terms of dexterity, Jimi Hendrix.” The life of this rock and roll pioneer was tragically cut short at 21 in a taxi crash at the end of a 1960 tour in Britain, where he had a devoted following. For more on Cochran, read the bio from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and watch documentaries produced in 1982 and 2001.

3 comments:

Michael J. Mand said...

The question I've always had was, What was his congressman doing at the United Nations when he should have been in Washington conducting the nation's business?

Michael J. Mand said...

The question I've always had was, What was his congressman doing at the United Nations in NYC when he should have been in Washington conducting the nation's business?

Jeff Tone said...

I don't believe the congressman was actually at the United Nations. He told the youth that he can't help him because he's not a voting constituent–a dubious statement. His parents, who were on his case, wouldn't have gone to the congressman either. Hence, the youth has the summertime blues.