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1950s, 1960s, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent -

Adrian McKenna has co-authored our brand new 'Eddie Cochran: A Fast Moving Beat Show - The Story of the Final, Fatal UK Tour' book. The title truly confirms the incredible talent that was Eddie Cochran as he mesmerised UK audiences in the spring of 1960. But what if he hadn't tragically died just hours after the last date in Bristol? Adrian McKenna attempts to answer one of rock'n'roll's most enduring questions: 'If' is one of the smallest words, yet its transformative potential is almost infinite. When he died in 1960, 21-year-old Eddie Cochran was already a veteran of the music...

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1950s, 1960s, Adrian McKenna, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, John Firminger, The Beatles, The Who, Vince Eager -

From the Beatles to the Who - the UK's first rock'n'roll package tour of spring 1960 virtually defined everything that followed. Sadly Eddie Cochran, its star, was dead four months into the decade but his influence became the inspiration for the Fab Four and so much that followed in 'swinging sixties'. The decade defining tour is chronicled like never before in our new 'Eddie Cochran: A Fast Moving Beat Show - the Tragic Story of the Final, Fatal, UK Tour'. Co-author Adrian McKenna explains: Eddie Cochran (right) with Gene Vincent (second from left) and Vince Eager meet fans at Sheffield Gaumont When...

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1960s, blog, Dave Berry, Eddie Cochran, Gaumont, Gene Vincent, Vince Eager -

Eddie Cochran (front right) meets fans from The Star’s Teenage Club with Gene Vincent (front middle) and Vince Eager (front left) Many people say it took the rise of the Beatles to put the ‘swinging’ into the sixties. But Adrian McKenna, with the help of John Firminger, would argue the genie was out of the bottle years before the Fab Four took the decade by storm. They’d suggest things were already well and truly swinging by the spring of 1960 when what’s widely acknowledged as the first ‘rock’n’roll package tour’ rolled into Sheffield. If you’d have taken any notice of...

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