Rock and roll legend really was 'something else'
THE Evening Post printed my letter on the appearance of Eddie Cochran just three days before he was killed in a car crash.
I was only 16 at the time and he reminded me of James Dean.
He was the star of the show, and Gene Vincent, was very good but not in the same class as Eddie Cochran.
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THIS is Jean's letter detailing her memories of that concert:
THE best show I ever saw at the Bristol Hippodrome was on Thursday, April 14, 1960 with two of my favourite stars, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran.
The highlight came before the interval. A young man of 21 came on stage in black leather jeans, pink shirt, silver waistcoat and dark glasses.
He introduced himself as Eddie Cochran, played a Gretsch hollow body guitar and had blond hair. The girls went mad.
Nobody could hold a candle to him and he was really "something else". Tragically, three days later Cochran was killed and Gene Vincent was badly injured along with Sharon Sheeley, on their way back to London Airport, in a hired taxi.