The song written by Sharon Sheeley made history on the 4 August 1958 chart.
From Ricky Nelson's 'Lonesome Town' to Elvis Presley's 'The Wonder Of You,' the versatile composer left his mark on pop history.
After the UK No. 1 of 'Three Steps To Heaven' came another posthumous single release.
An Eddie Cochran festival is to be held in the English town where he tragically lost his life in 1960 — just before what would have been his 78th birthday.