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Friday, July 16, 2010

Hank Cochran R.I.P.

Legendary songwriter Hank Cochran died on July 15, 2010, at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Cochran started his career with the young Eddie Cochran as the "Cochran Brothers" in California. He became a profilic songwriter and penned such hits as "I Fall to Pieces", "Make the World Go Away", and "Ocean Front Property". He also had chart hits in his own right, including the Harlan Howard song "Sally Was a Goord Old Girl". Cochran was 74 old.

Read more at hillbilly-music.com.

1 comment:

Joaquin LeFleur said...

Very sad news, but at least we have a lot of great music to remember him by.

I did a post yesterday on my blog, Honky Tonk Merry Go Round, that features a healthy sampling of some of Hank's songs - some of the biggest hits, and a few less familiar.

If you want to celebrate Hank's music, check it out:

http://honkytonkmgr.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-memory-of-hank-cochran-1935-2010.html

Thanks,
JLF