After the UK No. 1 of 'Three Steps To Heaven' came another posthumous single release.
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.
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.