Eddie cochran

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Ray Edward Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was a mid-20th century American rock and roll musician. Cochran’s songs, such as “Twenty Flight Rock”, “Summertime Blues”, “C’mon Everybody” and “Somethin’ Else”, captured teenage frustration and desire in the mid-1950s and early 1960s. He experimented with multitrack recording, distortion techniques, and overdubbing even on his earliest singles. He played the guitar, piano, bass, and drums.  His image as a sharply dressed and good-looking young man with a rebellious attitude epitomized the stance of the 1950s rocker, and in death he achieved iconic status.

Cochran was involved with music from an early age, playing in the school band and teaching himself to play blues guitar. In 1954, he formed a duet with the guitarist Hank Cochran (no relation), and when they split the following year, Eddie began a songwriting career with Jerry Capehart. His first success came when he performed the song “Twenty Flight Rock” in the film The Girl Can’t Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield. Soon afterwards, he signed a recording contract with Liberty Records.

Cochran died at age 21 after a road accident, while travelling in a taxi in Chippenham, Wiltshire, during his British tour in April 1960, having just performed at Bristol’s Hippodrome theatre. Though his best-known songs were released during his lifetime, more of his songs were released posthumously. In 1987, Cochran was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by a wide variety of recording artists.

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Ooh, well I got a girl with a record machine
When it comes to rockin’ she’s the queen
We love to dance on a Saturday night
All alone where I can hold her tight
But she lives on the twentieth floor uptown
The elevator’s broken down

So I’ll walk one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight, more
Up on the twelfth I’m startin’ to drag
Fifteenth floor I’m a-ready to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

When she calls me up on the telephone
Say, come on over honey, I’m all alone
I said, baby you’re mighty sweet
But I’m in bed with the achin’ feet
This went on for a couple of days
But I couldn’t stay away

So I’ll walk one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight, more
Up on the twelfth I’m startin’ to drag
Fifteenth floor I’m a-ready to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

Well, they sent to Chicago for repairs
Till it’s a-fixed I’m a-usin’ the stairs
Hope they hurry up before it’s too late
Want my baby too much to wait
All this climbin’ is a-gettin’ me down
They’ll find my corpse draped over a rail

But I’ll climb one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight, more
Up on the twelfth I’m startin’ to drag
Fifteenth floor I’m a-ready to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

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