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Eddie Cochran festivals through the years
 
'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversary Festival'
Year: 2013
Date: 6 October 2013
Location: American Legion Hall, Bell Gardens, California, USA
 
'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversary Festival', 6 October 2013, American Legion Hall, Bell Gardens, California, USA 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversary Festival', 6 October 2013, American Legion Hall, Bell Gardens, California, USA
 
American Legion Hall at 7550 Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, California, USA
This is the American Legion Hall at 7550 Eastern Avenue in Bell Gardens, California where the 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversary Festival' on October 6, 2013 was held. This is an historic site as it was here that the young Eddie Cochran rehearsed and practiced with Connie 'Guybo' Smith and other local musicians.
 
John Bickler at 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversary Festival' Rafael Navarro at 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversary festival'
John Bickler (left) was in charge of the entrance and the tickets as well as the sale of the t-shirts of the event. Rafael Navarro (right) award winning graphic artist in front of the poster of the event in 2010. Rafael was available for caricature drawing for a small donation for the preservation of the American Legion Hall.
 
Entrance of the American Legion Hall at 7550 Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, California, USA View from the American Legion Hall at 7550 Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, California, USA
Entrance of the American Legion Hall at 7550 Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens in California and view from the inside of the American Legion Hall towards the parking lot at Priory Street where Eddie Cochran's house was located (at the far end)
 
Hollywood Hucksters at 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversay Festival'
Kick-off of the festival with the Hollywood Hucksters 
 
The American Patrol at 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversay Festival'
The American Patrol
 
Ronnie Mack and band at 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversay Festival'
Ronnie Mack and band
 
Connie 'Guybo' Smith and Antoon van Olderen at the 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversary Festival' Bobby Cochran and Connie 'Guybo' Smith at the 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversary Festival'
Antoon van Olderen and Connie 'Guybo' Smith with The Rad Cats playing in the background. They did a great version of Half Loved and on the left Bobby Cochran and Connie 'Guybo' Smith  
 
Swithchblade 3 at 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversay Festival'
Swithchblade 3
 
Connie 'Guybo' Smith at 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversay Festival'
Connie 'Guybo' Smith signing a copy of the event poster
 
Crown City Bombers at 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversay Festival'
Crown City Bombers
 
Brian Hogan at 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversay Festival'
Brian Hogan with the Crown City Bombers
 
Connie 'Guybo' Smith
Connie 'Guybo' Smith in front of the American Legion Hall where the interview took place and festival organizer Ruben Gerard with Antoon van Olderen
 
Eddie Cochran's long time bass player Connie 'Guybo' Smith in front of the historic Bell gardens American Legion Hall elaborating on several historic Eddie Cochran sites. This unique interview took place on 6 October 2013 during the 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversary festival' and was conducted by Antoon van Olderen from the 'Remember Eddie Cochran' website. It was in this Legion Hall in the early 1950s that Eddie, Guybo, Bob Denton and other neighborhood friends rehearsed and were recorded by Chuck Foreman. Connie 'Guybo' Smith was born in 1939 and met Eddie Cochran at Bell Gardens Junior High in September 1951. The two formed a friendship and musical bond that would last throughout Eddie's life. Guybo would play bass on the majority of Eddie's records.
 
Craichaus at the 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversary Festival'
Craichaus 
 
Bobby Cochran at 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversay Festival'
Bobby Cochran Band
 
Bobby Cochran, former guitarist of a.o. Steppenwolf and Flying Burrito Brothers. Bobby, Eddie Cochran's nephew, is performing Twenty Flight Rock at the 'Eddie Cochran 75th Anniversay festival' as a tribute to his late uncle. 
 
Connie 'Guybo' Smith talking with fans outside the American Legion Hall Connie 'Guybo' Smith and wife Marilyn
Connie 'Guybo' Smith talking with fans outside the American Legion Hall and with his wife Marilyn 
 
Bobby Cochran and Ruben Gerard
Bobby Cochran and Ruben Gerard of The Cochran Club. Many thanks for all the hard work!! This was a great festival and a fitting tribute to Eddie.
 

 
'Remembering Eddie Cochran'
Year: 2013
Date: 20 April 2013
Location: Coventry, England
 
Remembering Eddie Cochran - Coventry, England - 20 April 2013 Vince Eager at Remembering Eddie Cochran - Coventry, England - 20 April 2013

Vince Eager, one of the early British Rock and Roll legends. He befriended Eddie during his last tour and was supposed to fly to California with him to record with Eddie and visit his parents ...
 
Vince Eager Remembering Eddie Cochran - Coventry, England - 20 April 2013

Vince was right there at the birth of British Rock and Roll and he shared many stories. Billy Fury, Cliff Richard, he was there with all the greats. He shared some memories on Gene and Eddie as well and it was interesting to hear about Eddie in the back of Vince's car singing Three Steps To Heaven ...
Vince Eager's Rock 'n' Roll Files

This book collects all the stories and lots more ...
 
Vince Eager at Remembering Eddie Cochran - Coventry, England - 20 April 2013 Vince Eager at Remembering Eddie Cochran - Coventry, England - 20 April 2013

Vince Eager & The Memphis Tones
 
Vince Eager's 788 Years of Rock 'n' Roll - Western Star WSRC 056

Vince Eager 2012 CD
Vince Eager at Remembering Eddie Cochran - Coventry, England - 20 April 2013

Songs performed by Vince Eager & The Memphis Tones a.o. Summertime Blues, Gum Drop, You're Never Too Old To Rock n Roll, Baby Blue, Midnight Special, I Got A Woman, No Other Baby ...
 
Dave James at Remembering Eddie Cochran - Coventry, England - 20 April 2013

Dave James of The Eager Beavers the organizer of the show performed a few songs himself amongst others a great version of Skinny Jim ...
Vince Eager and Antoon van Olderen at Remembering Eddie Cochran - Coventry, England - 20 April 2013

Vince Eager and Antoon van Olderen
 
 

Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent performed in the Gaumont Theatre in Coventry on Thursday 28th January 1960. This was the second date of their UK tour', the Larry Parnes production 'A Fast-Moving Beat Show'. I visited the Gaumont on April 21st 2013 and shot the video as shown here. The Gaumont Theatre is now the 'Ellen Terry Arts and Media building' and part of the Coventry University. I tried to get into the building to have a look at the stage, which is still supposed to be there, but was whisked away as students were working on their exams.

 

Spencer Leigh writes about the show in Coventry in his book 'Things Do Go Wrong, Eddie, Gene and the UK Tour': After a day off for the performers on Wednesday, the tour continued on Thursday with a show at the Gaumont, Coventry and this time Eddie was closing the first half. The local paper said, "About 450 people, mostly young girls attended the first half and screamed fairly steadily throughout the show, not, one felt from hysteria, but rather because it was the done thing." The second house drew 2,500 and the reviewer acknowledged that Gene excelled with 'Summertime'. Eddie Cochran met a local reporter, Ron Scobling, backstage and was genuinely interested in others and what they did. Ron's friend, Alan, followed Manchester United and Eddie wanted to know more about soccer.'

 

John Collis in his book 'Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, Rock 'n' Roll Revolutionairies: 'A member of the paying audience, Alan Sinnett, managed to get backstage. "The lasting memory for me was how genuinely Eddie was. I didn't expect Eddie to be interested in us, but he asked questions of us as well as the other way round."'

   

 
A Celebration of Eddie Cochran's Life
Year: 2005
Date: 17/18 September
Location:  Chippenham, England
 
Saturday 23 September 2005
 

 

Chas McDevitt at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2005

... Chas McDevitt ...
 
Chas McDevitt at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2005

... Chas McDevitt ...

Chas McDevitt at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2005
 

... Ray Thompson A-Comic Trio with Chas McDevitt ...

 

Flying Saucers at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2005 

Flying Saucers at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2005


 ... Flying Saucers ...  

Razzle Dazzle at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2005 

... Razzle Dazzle ...

Razzle Dazzle at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2005

 

... Bill Haley's Comets style ...

Sunday 24 September 2005

 

Car Cruise at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2005

 

... Car Cruise on Sunday 18 September 2005 ...

 

Eddie Cochran memorial at Rowden Hill, Chippenham 

 

... Remember Eddie Cochran ...


 
The 10th Chippenham Eddie Cochran Rock-n-Roll Festival
Year: 2004
Date: 23/24/25/26 September
Location:  Chippenham, England
 
Thursday 23 September 2004
 

The Eddie Cochran exhibit in Chippenham museum

 

The Eddie Cochran exhibit in the Chippenham museum ...

Charlie Gracie with Antoon van Olderen in Chippenham in 2004

The fabulous Charlie Gracie and Antoon ...
   
Charlie Gracie and Astrphonix at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Charlie Gracie and Astrophonix from Italy ...

Astrophonix in the Four Seasons pub at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Astrophonix live from the carpet in the Four Seasons Pub on Thursday 23 September 2004 ...

Astrophonix with Charlie Gracie in the Four Seasons pub at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

... joined by Eddie's friend ...

Astrophonix with Charlie Gracie in the Four Seasons pub at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

... the fabulous Charlie Gracie ...

Friday 24 September 2004
   

DJ Fontana with Antoon van Olderen at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

DJ Fontana and Antoon ...

The Moonshine Boys at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

The Moonshine Boys on Friday evening 24 September...

   

Ticket for Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Ticket for the weekend ...

Programme for Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

The programme signed by DJ Fontana ...

   

DJ Fontana and Stan Perkins at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Stan perkins (son of the legendary Carl Perkins) with DJ Fontana and Marco Di Maggio ...

Stan Perkins and Marco Di Maggio at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Stan and Marco ...

   

The original Comets at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

The original Comets with lead singer Jacko Buddin ...

Franny Beecher at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Franny Beecher (lead guitar) ...

Joey d'Ambrosio and Franny Beecher at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Joey d'Ambrosio (tenor saxophone) and Franny Beecher ...

Johnny Grande and Marshall Lytle at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Johnny Grande (piano) and Marshall Lytle (double bass) ...

   

Joey d'Ambrosio and Marshall Lytle at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Marshall Lytle and Joey d'Ambrosio ...

The original Comets at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Marshall Lytle, Franny Beecher and Joey d'Ambrosio ...

Franny Beecher at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Franny Beecher ...

Joey d'Ambrosio and Dick Richards at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Dick Richards (drums) at the mike and Joey d'Ambrosio ...

 
Saturday 25 September 2004
 

Bill Beard interviews Jerry Allison at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Bill Beard, editor of the Cochran Connection interviews Jerry Allison of the Crickets reminiscing about the session with Eddie in January 1960 ...

Bill Beard interviews DJ Geoff Barker at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Bill interviews BBC DJ Geoff Barker ...

 

Astrophonix with Simone Di Maggio at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Simone di Maggio - leadguitar for Astrophonix ...

Astrophonix at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Astrophonix ...

 

Ervin Travis and the Virginians at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Ervin Travis and the Virginians - they do a great Gene Vincent tribute ...

Rebel Dean at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Always great to see Rebel Dean perform ... 

   

Rebel Dean at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004 

Rebel Dean at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Rebel Dean and his band ...

The Crickets with Albert Lea at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

The Crickets with special guest Albert Lee ...

The Crickets with Albert Lea at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

Joe B Mauldin taking the vocals ...

   

Sonny Curtis at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

The Crickets with Albert Lea at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004 

Joe B Mauldin (bass), Sonny Curtis (vocal and guitar), Jerry Allison (drums) and Albert Lee (guitar and piano)...

   
Little Richard at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

The legendary Little Richard ...

Little Richard at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

Little Richard told the audience that he did a tour with Eddie in Australia ...

   
Little Richard at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

... Richard said Eddie was his friend ...
The cast of "The Eddie Cochran Experience" at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

The cast of "The Eddie Cochran Experience"visiting the festival with Kludo White as Eddie Cochran ... 

   
Sunday 26 September 2004
   

The Eddie Cochran Service of Thanksgiving at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

 

The Eddie Cochran Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday morning 26 September ...

Fans gathering at the memorial plaque at Rowden Hill at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

Fans gathering at the memorial plaque at Rowden Hill ...

 
   
Angela Powell directing the memorial service at the memorial plaque at Rowden Hill at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

Johnny Gentle at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

Angela Powell directing the memorial service ...

Johnny Gentle and the Gentlemen ...

 

Johnny Gentle at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004 

 

... Johnny told the well known story that Eddie asked for a ride to the airport but ohnny had to turn Eddie down and Eddie booked a taxi. The rest is history ...

Matchbox at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

Matchbox ...

   
Matchbox at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

Graham Fenton leadsinger of Matchbox ...

Bill Beard interviews Robert Plant at the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2004

Bill Beard interviews Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) who told Bill how heartbroken he was when he heard the news on the radio that Eddie Cochran died in a car accident ...


 
The 9th Chippenham Eddie Cochran Rock-n-Roll Festival
Year: 2003
Date: 25/26/27/28 September
Location:  Chippenham, England
 
Thursday 25 September 2003
 

Eddie Cochran festival - Chippenham 2003

 

Banner in High Street, the centre of Chippenham ...

Four Seasons pub in Chippenham

 

The Four Seasons pub in High Street where Italy's Marco di Maggio and Chippenham's Hale Bop played on Friday.

 

Four Seasons pub in Chippenham

Hale Bop in Four Seasons pub in Chippenham

 

Hale Bop with festival organiser John Knight (on the right) and Allan live in The Four Seasons. They played Eddie Cochran's ' My Way' and 'Twenty-Flight Rock' and 'Rock Billy Boogie' -  'Rockabilly Rebel' - 'Bird Dog' - 'Say Mama' - 'Hey, Good Lookin'  ... among others ...

 

Marco Di Maggio Trio in Four Seasons pub in Chippenham

 

Italy's Marco Di Maggio and his band before kicking off in The Four Seasons with Elvis Presley's 'Baby Let's Play House' live from the carpet ...

Marco Di Maggio Trio in Four Seasons pub in Chippenham

 

'Am I Blue' - 'I Just Found Out' - 'Blue Days, Black Nights' - 'All By Myself' - 'Superpickin'  Mama' ...

Marco Di Maggio Trio in Four Seasons pub in Chippenham

 

'Schockabilly Stuff' - 'Baby Blue Eyes' - 'One Night' - 'Crying, Waiting, Hoping' - 'Twenty-Flight Rock' - 'I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine' - 'I Need Your Love Tonight' -' Race With The Devil'

'High Way Patrol' - 'Every Breath You Take' ...

It was a very powerful performance of Marco Di Maggio trio in the friendly atmosphere of the Four Seasons Pub, as well as a nice kick-off of the Eddie Cochran Weekender ...

Marco Di Maggio Trio in Four Seasons pub in Chippenham

Friday 26 September 2003
 

Fizz Cafe Bar at Bath Road, Chippenham

 

Festival banner on the bridge above the river Avon just outside the Fizz Cafe Bar ...

Fizz Cafe Bar at Bath Road, Chippenham

 

Fizz Cafe Bar at Bath Road, Chippenham ...

   

Hale Bop with Geoff Barker in Fizz Cafe Bar at Bath Road, Chippenham

 

Hale Bop with a guest appearance from DJ Geoff Barker in Fizz Cafe Bar ...

Hale Bop with Geoff Barker in Fizz Cafe Bar at Bath Road, Chippenham

 

John Knight and Geoff Barker, DJ and festival compere and presenter ...

 

Ticket for Eddie cochran festival 2003 in Chippenham

 

Weekend ticket for The Olympiad Leisure Centre, stage of the Eddie Cochran Rock-n-Roll Festival ...

Graham Fenton with Marco Di Maggio trio 

 

The first show of the evening of Friday 26th of September was Graham Fenton (Matchbox) backed by Marco Di Maggio's trio. Graham did a wonderful Gene Vincent tribute with some Gene Vincent mannerisms and a very tender Gene like voice. This was Graham Fenton's complete set:

 'Race with The Devi'l - 'Say Mama' - 'Lotta Lovin' - 'Dance To The Bop' - 'Baby Blue' - 'Cruisin' - 'Blues Stay Away From Me' - 'Pink Thunderbird' - 'Ain't She Sweet' - 'Dance In The Street' - 'Crazy Legs' - 'Gonna Back Up Baby' - 'B-I-Bickey-Bi Bo-Bo-Go' - 'Bluejean Bop' - 'Up A Lazy River' - 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' - 'Wedding Bells' - 'Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me' -' Well I Knocked Bim Bam' - 'Rocky Road Blues' ...

Rebel Dean at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

Rebel Dean was like seeing Eddie on stage (including the make-up we can see on Eddie's pictures from 1960). Rebel Dean kicked of with 'Twenty-Flight Rock' ...

Rebel Dean at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003 

 

'Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie' - 'Hallelujah! I Love Her So' - 'Three Steps To Heaven' - 'Teenage Heaven' - 'C'mon Everybody' - 'Three Stars' ...

Rebel Dean at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Somethin' Else' - 'Cut Across Shorty' - 'Summertime Blues' - 'Milk Cow Blues Boogie' ...

The Houseshakers at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003 

 

The Houseshakers, England's longest touring Rock and Roll band since 1958, featuring Earl Sheridan ...

 

The Houseshakers at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'I Got A Woman' - 'Roll Over Beethoven' ...

Bill Parkinson at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003 

 

Guitarist Bill Parkinson of the Houseshakers was asked by Elvis to play with him in Las Vegas. Bill unfortunately (for him) had to refuse!

Graham Fenton and Earl Sheridan at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

Encore with Graham Fenton of Matchbox ...

Graham Fenton and Earl Sheridan at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003 


Thank you Graham!

Linda Gail Lewis at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

The last show of the night: Jerry Lee Lewis' sister: Linda Gail Lewis. A whole lotta energy!!

Linda Gail Lewis at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003 

 

'Boogie Woogie Country Girl' - 'Matchbox' - 'Blue Suede Shoes' -'One Night With You' - 'Where Could I Go But To The Lord' - 'Shake, Rattle And Roll' - 'What'd I Say' - Rip It Up' - 'High School Confidential' ...

 

Linda Gail Lewis at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On' - 'Great Balls Of Fire' - 'Old Black Joe' - 'Please Don't Mess With My Man' - 'Jailhouse Rock' - 'Let's Talk About Us' ...

Marco Di Maggio and Antoon van Olderen at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003 

 

Marco Di Maggio and Antoon ...

 
Saturday 27 September 2003
 

The Olympiad Leisure Centre in Chippenham

 

The Olympiad Leisure Centre, Chippenham, centre of activities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday ...

Rockin' DJ Wild Cat Pete at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

Non-stop Rockin' DJ Wild Cat Pete in action on Saturday 27 September ...

 

The Muskrats at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

The Muskrats ...

The Muskrats at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Somethin Else' - 'Venus' - 'You're Too Much' ...

 
 

The Moonshine Boys at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

The Moonshine Boys ...

The Moonshine Boys at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Watch Dog' - 'Modern Don Juan' - 'Mean Whem I'm Mad' ...

The Hellraisers at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

The Hellraisers ...

The Hellraisers at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Cruisin' - 'My Baby Left Me' - 'Teenage Cutie' - 'Milk Cow Blues' - 'My Way' - 'Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track)' - 'Just Because' - 'Somethin' Else' - 'Jelly Bean' ...

The Lennerockers at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

The Lennerockers from Germany ...

The Lennerockers at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'She's A Rebel' - 'Simply Beautiful' - 'Hod Rod Baby' - 'Folsom Prison Blues' - 'Boogie Woogie Country Girl' - 'High Class Baby' ... 

Geoff Barker at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

DJ Geoff Barker with his BBC radioprogramme transmitted live from outside the Olympiad ...

Geoff Barker at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003 

 

Geoff Barker interviewing Brian Hodgson and Mike Berry ...

Mike Berry and the Outlaws at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

Mike Berry and the Outlaws. In front is bass player Brian Hodgson from the Bobby Cochran Band ...

Programme for the Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

Programme for the weekend signed by Wanda Jackson, Bobby Cochran and Rebel Dean ...

Marco Di Maggio at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

Florence's Marco Di Maggio and his band for the third day in a row. They are a busy band indeed!

Marco Di Maggio at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Crying, Waiting, Hoping' ...

 

Marco Di Maggio at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

Marco Di Maggio at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'All By Myself' - 'Super Pickin' Mama' - 'High Way Patrol' ...

 

Robert Gordon at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

Robert Gordon with Marco Di Maggio and his band. What a fantastic show! I hope they'll record an album together ...

Robert Gordon at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Suzy Q' - 'I Just Found Out' - 'The Fool' - 'Bertha Lou' - 'Suspicion' ...

Robert Gordon at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Summertime Blues' - 'Little Boy Sad' - 'I Was The One' - 'Rock Billy Boogie' ...

The Bobby Cochran Band at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003 

 

The Bobby Cochran Band ...

The Bobby Cochran Band at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003 

 

Bass player Brian Hodgson worked with Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Shakin' Stevens, Johnny Halliday and the late Lonnie Donnegan ...

'La Bamba' - 'Born To Be Wild' ... 

The Bobby Cochran Band at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

Eddie Cochran's nephew Bobby, former guitarist of Steppenwolf, and rated as a top guitarist ...

 
Wanda Jackson at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

Wanda Jackson, the first lady of Rockabilly and Rock & Roll,  with The Bobby Cochran Band ...

Wanda Jackson at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Tunnel Of Love' - 'I Gotta Know' - 'Riot Going On' - 'Right Or Wrong' - 'One Night With You' ...

Induct Wanda jackson in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

 

If you agree that Wanda Jackson should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame please send your letters to the nominating committee ...

Wanda Jackson at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Mean Mean Mean' - 'I Saw The Light' - 'Let's Have A Party' - 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On/Party' ...

 
Sunday 28 September 2003
 

Rowden Hill, Chippenham

 

Sunday morning 28 September. Walking down hill to the memorial plaque, accompanied by the music of Witness ...

Rowden Hill, Chippenham

 

the memorial plaque is placed near the spot where the taxi crashed ...

Eddie Cochran memorial at Rowden Hill, Chippenham

 

the memorial plaque ...

Eddie Cochran memorial at Rowden Hill, Chippenham

 

Antoon at the memorial plaque ...

 

Eddie Cochran tattoo

 

Eddie Cochran fan Marc ...

The Hell Raisers at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

And back to the Olympiad for the last bit of the weekend. First band of the day - The Hell Raisers ...

The Hell Raisers at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

'Skinny Jim' - 'Summertime Blues' - 'Milk Cow Blues' - 'Baby, Please Don't Go' - 'Somethin' Else' - 'Teenage Cutie' ...

The Heartbreakers at Eddie Cochran Chippenham festival 2003

 

Second (and last) band of the day - The Heartbreakers ... 'Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie' - 'Good Rockin' Tonight' -' Matchbox' - 'Rockin' Gypsy' - 'Twenty-Flight Rock' - 'Modern Don Juan' - 'Crying Over You' ...