On this day in 1956, Eddie Cochran signed his first record contract, beginning a prolific three-and-a-half year public career before his death in a car accident at the age of 21. Here he is performing his first hit, “Twenty Flight Rock,” in the Jayne Mansfield movie The Girl Can’t Help It.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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