Uncover the captivating story of Eddie Cochran's final, fatal UK tour

The Definitive Edition - Strictly Limited Hardback: Own a piece of rock'n'roll history with this signed collector's book

  • "The most definitive study of the dates ever put to paper" - Beat Magazine

  • "Exhaustively researched - the authors map out the whole tour" - Record Collector Magazine

  • "Goes into more detail on that final tour than any publication before" - Vive Le Rock Magazine

  •  This book has been meticulously updated/enhanced three times to ensure it's the definitive article

  •  Features a detailed map: explore the exact journey Cochran and the tour took across the UK.

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“This is a fantastic book. A4 size, it's packed with contemporary newspaper cuttings and stories from the time. That combined with a day by day account of the 'Final, Fatal, UK Tour' from people that played on, worked behind the scenes and attended those gigs. There are myths laid bare along with fascinating insight into the months January to April where Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent enthralled fans the length of the country, tragically for Eddie Cochran it was to be for the last time.”

Stephen Morris

Discover the backstage secrets and untold stories of Eddie Cochran's final tour!

  • Crammed with rare photos, memories and memorabilia

  • Foreword by Vince Eager - support act on the tour and Eddie Cochran's confidant

  • Only 1,000 printed - 200 already sold!

  • Beautifully printed hardback cover - the perfect gift for fans of a true rock'n'roll icon 

  • Raved about by music critics and fans alike

  • Sent fully tracked using Royal Mail 48 and despatched the same business day

Why is this book so collectable?

Unparalled research

* Co-author Adrian McKenna, a successful musician, has been connected to tour participants since the 1980s, fueling his genuine curiosity and laying the foundation for 40 years of research, ensuring depth, authenticity, and first-hand insights

* The initial draft of the book started in January 2020, precisely 70 years after the tour began, adding significant timing and relevance

* Leveraging his experience as a touring musician, Adrian immersed himself in the tour's chronology and mindset, meticulously documenting each day to capture the essence with remarkable accuracy and authenticity.

The title is crammed full of rare shots, like this one, featuring Eddie (bottom right) backstage at Sheffield Gaumont with Gene Vincent (middle) and Vince Eager, who wrote the book's foreword.

Hours of detective work

Both authors left no stone unturned in their quest to find fans who had attended the shows nationwide. They dedicated extensive time and effort to meticulously combing through media archives, unearthing original tour reviews, and thoroughly researching every written piece about the tour and its tragic end - Eddie's fatal car crash following the final Bristol date.

Moreover, they ensured the book remains current by including insights from contemporary stars who have been influenced by the Cochran legacy. Mercury-nominated Richard Hawley contributed a heartfelt outro to the book, while Brian Setzer of Stray Cats fame proudly endorsed it by purchasing the T-shirt!

Unrivalled knowledge and passion

The book is published by Dirty Stop Outs, a Sheffield-based company. Having previously written about the tour's visit to Sheffield Gaumont, they enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to work on this project. Neil Anderson, representing Dirty Stop Outs, expressed his deep appreciation, saying, "Being involved in such a prestigious project has been a true honour. Eddie Cochran was an iconic figure, and it has been a privilege to connect with numerous individuals who either attended the shows, performed alongside him, or have been influenced by this star who was tragically taken from us at such a young age."

Get ready to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of spring 1960 

And here's a sneak preview...

British rock'n'roll star Vince Eager (left) launches the book with publisher Neil Anderson. The star supported Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent on the tour and shared many memories in the book.

Mercury Prize-nominated Richard Hawley (right) performs at the book's launch party alongside co-author Adrian McKenna - an accomplished musician in his own right.

Frequently asked questions

How quick will I get my book?

We take great care to ensure that your order is packaged and posted as soon as possible. If you place your order before 2pm on a business day, your book will be posted the same day using Royal Mail Tracked 48. This means that you should receive your package within 2 working days of placing your order. Once your package has been posted, you will receive a tracking reference number which you can use to monitor the progress of your delivery. If you have any concerns or questions about your delivery, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team at: info@dirtystopouts.com

Do you ship abroad?

Yes – we ship worldwide. 😊

What if I don't like my book?

We want you to be completely happy with your purchase from Dirty Stop Outs, so if for any reason you are not satisfied with your book, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at: info@dirtystopouts.com. We understand that sometimes you may order the wrong book or simply change your mind, and we're happy to offer a full refund on the purchase price of your book as long as the item is returned to us undamaged within 60 days of purchase. We believe that our books are of the highest quality and we want you to enjoy them as much as we do, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns or questions about your purchase.

What if my package doesn't arrive?

We know that the safe receipt of your package is of the highest importance, which is why we use Royal Mail Tracked 48 to ensure reliable delivery. However, if your package doesn't arrive as scheduled, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at: info@dirtystopouts.com. We'll track down your package and get everything sorted for you in true retro rock'n'roll fashion. We want nothing but happy customers, so please let us know if there are any issues with your delivery, and we'll work to resolve them as quickly as possible.

Where are your books printed?

All of our books are printed right here in England. We're committed to reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring a responsible supply chain, so we're proud to work with local printers who share these values. By printing our books in England, we can also ensure high-quality production and quick turnaround times for our customers

Why don't you do an e-book version?

Well, call us old school, but we believe that this Eddie Cochran title just isn't the same in e-book form. A treasured book is like a lifelong friend, with its unique personality, smell, and feel. Your Eddie Cochran book will be exactly that—a cherished friend and a true collector's item.

What makes this book so different?

This book transcends mere storytelling, offering an immersive experience that leaves an indelible mark on readers. Its pages unveil a wealth of backstage secrets, untold anecdotes, and captivating visuals that transport you to the heart of the iconic tour. What truly sets it apart is the meticulous research, unrivaled attention to detail, and the personal touch of co-author Adrian McKenna's connection to tour participants. This unique blend of passion, authenticity, and sheer dedication makes this book a standout gem, a must-have for true rock 'n' roll connoisseurs seeking an unparalleled journey into the depths of musical history.

Is it definately a collector's item?

This meticulously crafted book encapsulates the spirit of an era, offering a captivating journey into the backstage secrets and untold stories of Eddie Cochran's last tour. With its limited edition hardback format and personal signatures from both authors, it holds a unique charm that will only grow with time. Immerse yourself in rare photographs, contemporary newspaper cuttings, and first-hand accounts from tour participants, allowing you to relive the magic of a pivotal moment in music history. As time passes, this book will not only be a testament to Eddie Cochran's remarkable legacy but also a prized possession for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

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We're honored to say that many national and international artists proudly own Dirty Stop Outs titles and/or apparel. One such proud owner is Brian Setzer, a Stray Cat and lifelong Eddie Cochran fan, seen here wearing the T-shirt that pays homage to the book..

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