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EDDIE COCHRAN d1960. American early rock n roll pioneer musician best known in his all too brief career for classic hits including ; Summertime Blues / C-mon Everybody / Somethin Else and (the postumous UK No1) Three Steps To Heaven. On April 17th 1960 (following a week long concert residency at The Bristol Hippodrome), an exhausted Eddie Cochran was very much looking forward to returning to his native USA. Due to there being no trains, a taxi was ordered at 11pm to take him / Gene Vincent / his girlfriend and manager back to London. The taxi crashed at notorious accident black-spot Rowden Mill Chippenham Wiltshire. One of the first people on the scene was a young police cadet named Dave Harman (who later was to become 1960s pop star Dave Dee). Eddie Cochran sadly died aged just 21 in hospital a few hours after the accident. His friend Gene Vincent was injured, but survived along with the other passengers. The taxi driver George Martin was later convicted of dangerous driving, sent to prison for six months and disqualified from driving for 15 years. Eddie Cochrans body was later returned to rest in California.

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Eddie Cochran

Reference number:

10713
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Description:

An original vintage 1950s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Eddie Cochran

 

Certification:

PSADNA number Z39478 (See Sticker on Page). R&R USA Original Certificate Included (June 2015). AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x9cm Sized Autograph Book Page

20x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images. Signature is a shade light, but is very clearly readable. We would rate the clarity of this autograph as 7/10

Eddie Cochran

Reference number:

8613
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Description:

A very fine original circa 1959-60 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint ; "Best Always Eddie Cochran".

 

Certification:

R&R USA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

13x9cm Sized Autograph Book Page

 

Condition:

Very Good. View Image.

Eddie Cochran

Reference number:

4197
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Description:

A very fine clearly signed autograph book page in ballpoint "Love & xxx  Eddie Cochran".

A fine clearly signed autograph book page in ballpoint "Best Wishes Gene Vincent".

An original concert ticket for Caird Hall Dundee for Saturday 20th February 1960 First Show at 6.15pm.

Fellow tour artist Vice Eager autograph is on the reverse of the Gene Vincent page.

 

Certification:

Consecutive signed pages from the autograph book obtained together at The Caird Hall Dundee on Saturday 20th February 1960. The original concert ticket from the evening included in the sale validates the place and date of the signatures. Also included the rest of the autograph book the signatures were removed from. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Eddie Cochran & Friends

Reference number:

5636
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Description:

1) EDDIE COCHRAN d1960. American early rock n roll pioneer musician best known in his all too brief career for classic hits including ; Summertime Blues / C-mon Everybody / Somethin Else and (the postumous UK No1) Three Steps To Heaven. On April 17th 1960 (following a week long concert residency at The Bristol Hippodrome), an exhausted Eddie Cochran was very much looking forward to returning to his native USA. Due to there being no trains, a taxi was ordered at 11pm to take him / Gene Vincent / his girlfriend and manager back to London. The taxi crashed at notorious accident black-spot Rowden Mill Chippenham Wiltshire. One of the first people on the scene was a young police cadet named Dave Harman (who later was to become 1960s pop star Dave Dee). Eddie Cochran sadly died aged just 21 in hospital a few hours after the accident. His friend Gene Vincent was injured, but survived along with the other passengers. The taxi driver George Martin was later convicted of dangerous driving, sent to prison for six months and disqualified from driving for 15 years. Eddie Cochrans body was later returned to rest in California.

2) GENE VINCENT d1971. Influential rockabilly pioneer best known for his classic "Be Bop a Lula" and his wild must see stage shows of the early 1960s. His well documented self destructive lifestyle and a long history of poor health led to his premature death aged just 36 on October 12th 1971.

3) BILLY FURY d1983. Widely regarded as one of Britains best Rock n Roll singers of the early 1960s. After being discovered by Larry Parnes a series of dramatic ballads combined with his stylish good looks made him a star. He suffered with poor health for much of his life and died of a heart attack in 1983.

4) ADAM FAITH d2003. British actor and singer of the 1950s and 60s.

5) JESS CONRAD. English singer and actor of the 1950s-60s best known for hit singles ; Cherry Pie / Mystery Girl and Pretty Jenny.

6) MARTY WILDE. English rock n roll singer of the 1950s-60s best known for his Top 5 hit singles ; Donna / Teenager in Love and Sea of Love.

7) JOE BROWN. Evergreen English singer and guitar virtuoso of the 1960s, best known for a string of hit singles including ; Picture of You / Thats What Love Will Do and Henry 8th (I am).

An extraordinary set of seven clearly signed vintage autograph book pages in various ballpoints.

 

 

Certification:

Eddie Cochran is one of a fine collection of music autographs removed from an autograph book, mostly obtained at concerts in the late 1950s by Mary Owen, in and around The Municipal Auditorium in Topeka Kansas USA. There is a collectors notation and a full address for Mary dating this October 1959, we would assume this to be the signing date. Includes a short typed letter from a member of the original collectors family detailing the history. Gene Vincent on a page with Joe McGrath / (Billy Fury Joe Brown Jess Conrad Marty Wilde and Adam Faith all from UK 1960s autograph books). AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Eddie Cochran

Reference number:

5632
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Description:

A very good original 1959 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Eddie Cochran.

 

 

Certification:

One of a fine collection of music autographs removed from an autograph book, mostly obtained at concerts in the late 1950s by Mary Owen, in and around The Municipal Auditorium in Topeka Kansas USA. There is a collectors pencil notation that dates this October 23rd 1959, we assume this to be the signing date. Includes a short typed letter from a member of the original collectors family detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Eddie Cochran

Reference number:

4198
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Description:

An extremely rare original 1960 Eddie Cochran & Gene Vincent concert ticket stub for The Caird Hall Dundee for Saturday 20th February at 8.45pm (2nd show).

 

Certification:

UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Eddie Cochran

Reference number:

5093
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Description:

1) EDDIE COCHRAN d1960. American early rock n roll pioneer musician best known in his all too brief career for classic hits including ; Summertime Blues / C-mon Everybody / Somethin Else and (the postumous UK No1) Three Steps To Heaven. On April 17th 1960 (following a week long concert residency at The Bristol Hippodrome), an exhausted Eddie Cochran was very much looking forward to returning to his native USA. Due to there being no trains, a taxi was ordered at 11pm to take him / Gene Vincent / his girlfriend and manager back to London. The taxi crashed at notorious accident black-spot Rowden Mill Chippenham Wiltshire. One of the first people on the scene was a young police cadet named Dave Harman (who later was to become 1960s pop star Dave Dee). Eddie Cochran sadly died aged just 21 in hospital a few hours after the accident. His friend Gene Vincent was injured, but survived along with the other passengers. The taxi driver George Martin was later convicted of dangerous driving, sent to prison for six months and disqualified from driving for 15 years. Eddie Cochrans body was later returned to rest in California.

Final page of the souvenir programme signed in ballpoint below his image by Eddie Cochran. Signature is clearly readable but is scratchy with some areas of poor ink flow. 

2) GENE VINCENT d1971. Influential rockabilly pioneer best known for his classic "Be Bop a Lula" and his wild must see stage shows of the early 1960s. His well documented self destructive lifestyle and a long history of poor health led to his premature death aged just 36 on October 12th 1971.

A fine clearly signed souvenir programme page beside his image in ballpoint "To Geoff and Becky Best Wishes Gene Vincent".

3) VINCE EAGER. British popstar. A clearly signed concert programme page in ballpoint beside his image.

 

Certification:

UACC RD IAA LTD. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Condition:

Fair. View Image. Eddie Cochran signature clearly readable but is scratchy with some areas of poor ink flow. 

Eddie Cochran

Reference number:

3941
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Description:

A very fine original circa 1959-60 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint ; "Best Always Eddie Cochran".

 

Certification:

R&R USA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Eddie Cochran & Friends

Reference number:

6243
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Description:

1) EDDIE COCHRAN d1960. American early rock n roll pioneer musician best known in his all too brief career for classic hits including ; Summertime Blues / C-mon Everybody / Somethin Else and (the postumous UK No1) Three Steps To Heaven. On April 17th 1960 (following a week long concert residency at The Bristol Hippodrome), an exhausted Eddie Cochran was very much looking forward to returning to his native USA. Due to there being no trains, a taxi was ordered at 11pm to take him / Gene Vincent / his girlfriend and manager back to London. The taxi crashed at notorious accident black-spot Rowden Mill Chippenham Wiltshire. One of the first people on the scene was a young police cadet named Dave Harman (who later was to become 1960s pop star Dave Dee). Eddie Cochran sadly died aged just 21 in hospital a few hours after the accident. His friend Gene Vincent was injured, but survived along with the other passengers. The taxi driver George Martin was later convicted of dangerous driving, sent to prison for six months and disqualified from driving for 15 years. Eddie Cochrans body was later returned to rest in California.

An original 1960 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint "Love & xxxxx to Thelma Eddie Cochran".

2) GENE VINCENT d1971. Influential rockabilly pioneer best known for his classic "Be Bop a Lula" and his wild must see stage shows of the early 1960s. His well documented self destructive lifestyle and a long history of poor health led to his premature death aged just 36 on October 12th 1971.

3) BILLY FURY d1983. Widely regarded as one of Britains best Rock n Roll singers of the early 1960s. After being discovered by Larry Parnes a series of dramatic ballads combined with his stylish good looks made him a star. He suffered with poor health for much of his life and died of a heart attack in 1983.

4) ADAM FAITH d2003. British actor and singer of the 1950s and 60s.

5) JESS CONRAD. English singer and actor of the 1950s-60s best known for hit singles ; Cherry Pie / Mystery Girl and Pretty Jenny.

6) MARTY WILDE. English rock n roll singer of the 1950s-60s best known for his Top 5 hit singles ; Donna / Teenager in Love and Sea of Love.

7) JOE BROWN. Evergreen English singer and guitar virtuoso of the 1960s, best known for a string of hit singles including ; Picture of You / Thats What Love Will Do and Henry 8th (I am).

An extraordinary set of all seven "Boy Meets Girl" artists, on clearly signed circa 50-60s vintage autograph book pages in various ballpoints.

ADDITIONAL BONUS ; We have also included in the display some other original autographs of artists who supported or played with Eddie Cochran during his 1960 UK Tour ; Jack Good / Lance Fortune / Georgie Fame / Vince Eager / Johnny Gentle / Brian Daley / Don Storer (drums) d2006 and Cherry Wainer (organ).

Certification:

From the circa 1960 autograph book of Miss Thelma Wagstaff of Denton Manchester ; many of the signatures in the book were personally dedicated to her. Her book contained the signatures of many other Larry Parnes / Jack Good acts including ; Billy Fury (x2) / Marty Wilde / Lance Fortune / Don Storer / Brian Daley / Cherry Wainer and Johnny Gentle. After extensive research on the book we have concluded that the majority of the signatures in it (including Eddie Cochran) must have been signed on January 15th 1960 at the ABC TV Granada Studios Manchester whilst recording Jack Goods "Boy Meets Girl" programme, which was later transmitted on January 23rd 1960. Reasons for our conclusion ; Firstly it is a Manchester autograph book including the signature of Jack Good himself. Secondly the signatures of various backing musicians in the book (Brian Daley / Cherry Wainer and Don Storer) were present at the recording. Thirdly the fact that Gene Vincents autograph was not in the book (he was not present on this particular day). The Gene Vincent is from an autograph book obtained at The Big Star Show at The Rainbow Theatre South Pier Blackpool in 1965. We will include the cover page of the autograph book showing Thelmas address in the sale as proof of provenance. R&R. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Condition:

The Eddie Cochran autograph is very clearly readable but has minor areas of slight ink loss in some areas. The reverse of the page is signed by Billy Fury (adding To Thelma Maybe Tomorrow xxxxxxxxxxxxx) which is a lovely and rare reference to his first hit  "Maybe Tomorrow" released on Decca Records early in 1959.

Eddie Cochran

Reference number:

JK14
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Description:

A very good original 1960 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint "Love & xxx to Helen Eddie Cochran".

 

Certification:

One of a number of pop music autographs collected by Miss Helen Dodd of Ellesmere Port Cheshire. This signature dedicated to her in her autograph book was obtained at The Liverpool Empire between March 14th-18th 1960 whilst Eddie Cochran was resident in concert at the venue for this week. Signed just one month before his death. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

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