Eddie Cochran's Final Tour



Y/M/D Description Place
1960/01/08 Eddie Cochran and The Crickets record "Three Steps to Heaven" at Gold Star Studios, Hollywood, California.
1960/01/10 Eddie Cochran arrives in the UK to join Gene Vincent who had been on tour in the UK since before Christmas.
1960/02/15 US and UK rock'n'roll stars play the Empire Theatre, Liverpool. Eddie Cochran plays Ray Charles's "What I'd Say" for the Brits. The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, Liverpool
1960/04/11 Two genuine American rock'n'roll stars, Eddie Cochran and and his friend Gene Vincent, with UK rock'n'rollers arrive for a week of shows at the Bristol Hippodrome. Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol
1960/04/16 After the final show, Eddie and company pickup their luggage at The Royal Hotel and head for London in a Ford Consul Taxi. The Royal Hotel, Bristol
1960/04/16 In a high-speed traffic accident on Rowden Hill in Chippenham, Wiltshire, Gene Vincent breaks his ribs and collarbone and re-injures his leg, songwriter Sharon Sheeley is shaken up and Eddie Cochran is ejected from the vehicle. Chippenham, Wiltshire
1960/04/17 Wiltshire Police cadet Dave Harman is a first responder. Later known as Dave Dee, the frontman for the 1960s pop band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, he learned to play the guitar on Cochran's impounded Gretsch over several nights at the station.
1960/04/17 Eddie Cochran dies of severe head injuries at St Martin's Hospital, Bath.
1960/05/28 During his tour in Scotland (20-28 May 1960) Johnny Gentle gives Eddie Cochran's stage shirt to the guitarist of his back-up band, George Harrison of the Silver Beatles. Cochran had given Gentle his stage shirt at one of the April Bristol shows.

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