Sunday, April 17, 1960: Eddie Cochran dies

U.S. rockabilly star Eddie Cochran ("Summertime Blues," "C'mon Everybody") is killed in a car crash at the age of 21. He was on his way to London to return to the U.S. after a hugely successful tour of England. He was riding in a taxi with fiancee Sharon Seeley (who had written "Poor Little Fool") and singer Gene Vincent ("Be-Bop-a-Lula"), who both survived.

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