Eddie Cochran: A Fast Moving Beat Show - The Tragic Story of the Final, Fatal, UK Tour

  • Sale
  • Regular price £15.95
Shipping calculated at checkout.


✅ Contributions from Vince Eager and Richard Hawley

✅ Packed with rare photos and memories

Free UK shipping when you spend over £30

About the book: 

It was meant to set the scene for everything that followed - but within weeks the music world would be mourning the tragic loss of one its brightest stars.

In January of 1960, Britain rocked to the first-ever all-rock'n'roll package tour pairing American stars Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent with a cavalcade of home-grown talent which tore up and down the country, playing to screaming crowds all through winter and into spring.

In April the British music world was shocked to the core with the news that a road traffic accident involving the two American stars had left Eddie Cochran dead.

This book is a definitive account of that tour. It tells the story of the people on the stage; the people off the stage; the people that saw the shows and more. 

It includes rare photos and archive material and goes through the tour venue by venue.

Vince Eager, celebrated UK rock'n'roll star that performed on many of the dates, has written the book's foreword with his own memories.

Eddie Cochran's influence is still as strong today as it was sixty years when the tour took place. We leave the last word of the book to twice Mercury Prize-nominated Richard Hawley:

"Out of all those brilliant rockers from the '50s it was always going to be Eddie Cochran for me - he had the whole package. He was a fluent and inventive guitar player, a unique singer and a gifted songwriter."



Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
88%
(7)
13%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
I
Ivan Woodward
Eddie Cochran:A Fast Moving Beat Show

Excellent book and read!! Highly recommended. Fast service👍😊

R
Ray cunningham
The Greatest

Love the book, a must for all Cochran fans, lots of pictures and information

A
Alan Munday

Eddie Cochran: A Fast Moving Beat Show - The Tragic Story of the Final, Fatal, UK Tour

D
Dave Dunham
Tony Barrett -

I throughly enjoyed reading the book A Fast Moving Beat Show - The Tragic Story of the Final Fatal UK Tour.

It would of been nice if the editors of the above book had contacted Tony and I’m sure he would be willing to tell you about his story of RockStar records, his frustrations and successes.

Thanks for letting me air my views.!
Keep Rockin’
Dave Dunham.

P
Paula Hanson
Fast and reliable

Great customer service from start to finish
Thank you