''Just before he died, Eddie had played me a song called Cut Across Shorty.
'He said it would be his next release, with Three Steps To Heaven on the B-side.
'But on the steps of the Bath hospital where Eddie had just died, Larry Parnes announced to the Press that by a strange irony, Eddie's next release was called Three Steps To Heaven.
'He exploited the situation and I fell out with him over that' - Vince Eager
The plaque at the site - picture by Rob Dee.
BBC Radio feature marking 50th anniversary of Cochran's death on April 17, 1960
The young musician left school at 16 years and four months to work with local club singer Hank Cochran.
Although the two recoded and toured as ďThe Cochran Brothers", the two were not related.
To launch his solo career Eddie had a cameo in the 1956 film The Girl Canít Help It in which he sang the song Twenty Flight Rock.
Blues only reached number 18 in the
He is credited with being one of the first guitarists to use an unwound third string, a musical technique to Ďbendí notes up a whole tone.
Eddie was posthumously admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
His hit Címon
Everybody was used in a UK Levi ad campaign in 1988 and reached
number 14 in the
Jimmi Hendrix, The Sex Pistols, Led Zepplin and the Beatles are among several iconic artists that have covered the young rockerís songs.
He had been on tour
On his way to the airport to fly home his taxi crashed into a lamp post leaving him with fatal head injuries. Thereís a memorial plaque at the site of the crash.