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Aside from his legendary bloodline, Bobby Cochran has proved himself a virtuoso guitarist, artist and producer in his own right. Vintage Rock talks to the nephew of Eddie about divine inspiration, rockabilly throwback bands and a family legacy of musical exploration
Guitarist, singer, author, engineer, songwriter and record producer, Bobby Cochran
A teenage Bobby Cochran (left) in the 1960s
Bobby with Steppenwolf’s John Kay
Bobby was inspired to pick up a guitar because of his Uncle Eddie

Following such seminal hits as Twenty Flight Rock, Summertime Blues, C’Mon Everybody and Somethin’ Else – which Bobby Cochran’s father, Bob, famously co-wrote – Eddie Cochran’s life was tragically cut short in 1960, when nephew Bobby was just 10. But inspired to follow in his whole family’s musical footsteps, young Bobby Cochran trained hard to make his own mark as an outstanding guitarist.At 14, he was on hand as staff guitarist at his father’s LA recording studio. By 15, he was testing amps, guitars and effects for Fender.

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Vintage Rock magazine is an all-out celebration of rock'n'roll to satisfy the largest of appetites. Each issue we bring you exclusive artist interviews and in-depth features, plentiful reviews of the latest releases and live events – plus we keep you up to date with all the latest happenings on the rockin' scene. Whether revisiting the giants of rockabilly, rock'n'roll and R&B past, or highlighting the fresh talent that's pushing rock'n'roll forward, we deliver the lot.