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Don't Forget Me: The Eddie Cochran Story Paperback – February 1, 2001
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In his native America, Cochran (1938-60) is remembered primarily for his hit "Summertime Blues." Yet England rightfully regards Cochran as one of rock'n'roll's most important pioneers. It is therefore not surprising that two Brits, freelance writer Mundy and musician/producer Higham, penned this first-ever Cochran biography, published in England last year. They respectfully recount Cochran's brief career, aided by interviews with many of the guitarist's closest associates. By all accounts, Cochran was a pleasant, friendly, and talented guy, and, in a perverse way, that is part of the problem with this portrait. The lack of drug addictions, family dysfunctions, and sexual promiscuities, which are so often the raison d'?tre for many rock biographies, makes for pretty dry reading. The book only really takes off in the final section, in which Mundy and Higham deftly capture the excitement Cochran and Gene Vincent generated during their wildly successful 1960 British tour, which ended tragically when Cochran was killed in a car accident. While this book fills an important gap in rock music literature, its limited appeal means smaller libraries may pass. Lloyd Jansen, Stockton-San Joaquin Cty. P.L.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I bought and read the book by Bobby Cochran (Eddie's nephew)and it was good. He has the right to include his personal family details such as talking about his daughter and other things not exactly essential detail if you want to know about Eddie Cochran. His book is good and along with this one I am reviewing here gives you a really good picture of the life of Eddie Cochran. I think though if I had to pick one, if I could only have one book, then this book "Don't Forget Me" is the one I would have to choose as I learned so much more about Eddie. Even the title tells you something as you find out later that Eddie signed some of his pictures he gave out with an autoghraph "Don't forget me". The detail of the crash (The taxi driver's name was George Martin)and so much more left me feeling I had lost a friend when I finished the book. How happy I am to have my Eddie Cochran cds and books and this one is one I will keep in my collection. Great book! Thanks Julie Mundy!