|Birthname||Ray Edward Cochran|
|born on||3 October 1938 at 04:15 (= 04:15 AM )|
|Place||Albert Lea, Minnesota, 43n39, 93w22|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||09°33' 00°38 Asc. 16°01'|
American musician whose rockabilly songs, such as "Twenty Flight Rock", "Summertime Blues", "C'mon Everybody", and "Somethin' Else", captured teenage frustration and desire in the mid-1950s and early 1960s.
His image as a sharply dressed and good-looking young man with a rebellious attitude epitomized the stance of the 1950s rocker, and in death he achieved an iconic status.
Cochran died on 17 April 1960 at age 21 after a road accident, while traveling in a taxi in Chippenham, Wiltshire, during his British tour, having just performed at Bristol's Hippodrome theatre.
Though his best-known songs were released during his lifetime, more of his songs were released posthumously. In 1987 Cochran was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by a wide variety of recording artists.
- associate relationship with Akens, Jewel (born 12 September 1933)
- friend relationship with Rook, John (born 9 October 1937)
Nick Dagan Best sent copy of birth certificate found online at http://www.eddiecochran.net/ (not an official website). It's difficult to read the day of his birth but Nick Dagan Best received clarification of the date from the person who posted it. Some websites give October 2nd as his birth date, but the birth county museum also gives October 3, 1938.
The Minnesota Birth Index also has 3 October 1938. 
- Personal : Death : Accidental
- Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 21)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.