Eddie Cochran ("Twenty Flight Rock," "Summertime Blues") who died in a car wreck at 21, with his gorgeous modified 956 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Western hollowbody guitar. The instrument (George Harrison used a similar one) is now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Rock and roll teen hit Eddie Cochran died today 4-17 in 1960 in a taxi accident while in London touring. His songs included Summertime Blues, Twenty Flight Rock, Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie and C'mon Everybody. His songs have been covered from the likes of The Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin to The Stray Cats. Many groups cite his songs as instrumental to their helping shape their sound.
An iconic photograph taken in 1970 with Ray Flight (centre), then 22 years of age with 'Driftin' Den Board (right) and Dick (surname unknown) on the left. Ray is wearing a midnight blue drape suit with black velvet, gold waistcoat and black suede buckle creepers. Although these Teds are pictured during the late 1960's / 1970's period, they have resisted the glam rock image that many Teds adopted during the seventies.