Links To Peel
Eddie Cochran was a big influence on Peel's youth when he was in the military. On the VH1 programme, Ten Of The Best, broadcast in 1995, Peel mentioned seeing Eddie Cochran at the Liverpool Empire with Gene Vincent in 1960, four days before Eddie got killed in a car crash:
- "One of the things I remembered mostly about my military service was going with a gang of my mates to the Liverpool Empire to see Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, this was about 4 days before Eddie Cochran died in a car accident and it was one of the best gigs I ever went in my whole life. Eddie Cochran was sensational."
Peel described on the same programme, the magic of Eddie Cochran:
- "He started back to his audience, doesn't sound like much, but when he played his first chord, he turned around, jumped through 180 degrees and there he was, it was magical."
Blue Cheer and the Flying Lizards both covered Eddie Cochran's 'Summertime Blues'. The Flying Lizard's version entered at number 47 in the 1978 Festive Fifty and Blue Cheer's version was nominated by Peel for his Peelenium 1967.
- 21 August 1971: Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie
- 04 February 1972: Twenty Flight Rock (LP - The Very Best Of Eddie Cochran, released 1970) Liberty
- 16 June 1972: Nervous Breakdown (single - Skinny Jim b-side) Liberty
- 04 January 1979: Somethin' Else (LP - 10th Anniversary Album) Liberty
- 04 January 1979: Eddie's Blues (Instrumental) (LP - 10th Anniversary Album) Liberty
- 26 July 1979: Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie (LP - The Eddie Cochran Singles Album) United Artists
- 12 June 1980: Eddie's Blues
- 24 June 1980: Teenage Cutie (presented by Paul Gambaccini)
- 12 August 1980: Milk Cow Blues
- Karl's Tape August 1984: Twenty Flight Rock (7" ) London
- 04 May 1987: Somethin' Else
- 15 March 1988: Cut Across Shorty (LP - C'mon Everybody - 20 Rock 'n' Roll Classics) Liberty
- 15 March 1988: Eddie's Blues (LP - C'mon Everybody - 20 Rock 'n' Roll Classics) Liberty