Friday, August 31, 2007

You Couldn't Make It Up No.6

After Eddie Cochran was killed in a car crash in Wiltshire in April 1960 his label rushed released his latest record - somewhat bizarrely it was 'Three Steps To Heaven' and it climbed to No.1 in late June 1960. But his prescience is nothing compared to that of Hank Williams whose record, 'I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive', entered the Country charts two weeks before the died from drug and alcohol abuse on New Years day 1953. It went on to be No.1, as did the three records that were released after the thirty year old country legend had died.


Anonymous said...

Eddie Cochran is dead?? F**k!!!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I remember Eddie Cochran's death but I didn't know that about Hank Williams.