Eddie Cochran

October 3rd 1938, Born on this day, Eddie Cochran, singer, (1958 US No. 8 single ‘Summertime Blues’, 1960 UK No.1 single ‘Three Steps To Heaven’). Cochran was killed in a car crash on 17th April 1960 aged 21 while on tour in the United Kingdom. Songwriter Sharon Sheeley and singer Gene Vincent who were also in the car both survived the crash.