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Albert Lea street renamed to honor musican Eddie Cochran

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC) – It was formerly James Street, but on Friday, the city of Albert Lea officially renamed the street to honor rock and roll legend Eddie Cochran. “It would be kind of excited for Albert Lea to continue to build this, get more people into town for this weekend,” Albert Lea city council member Rich Murray said.
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5 things to do this week: State parks, Eddie Cochran weekend and more

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will have a free park visit day Saturday (which is also National Get Outdoors Day). Visit a state park, including Myre-Big Island State Park in Albert Lea, without a state park vehicle permit. For more information visit mndnr.gov/freeparkdays. 2. Eddie Cochran Car Show and...
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Eddie Cochran Documentary In The Works From Kirsty Bell; Goldfinch Entertainment To Launch Sales In Cannes

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Eddie Cochran, the American rock n roll star behind songs such as “Twenty Flight Rock” and “Summertime Blues,” is getting the feature documentary treatment. The musician, who influenced the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, is to be the subject of Don’t Forget Me from director Kirsty Bell, who recently directed A Bird Flew In. Goldfinch Entertainment, which is behind docs such as Quant and Ronnie’s, is producing and launching sales at the Cannes Film Festival. Cochran, who appeared in the the 1959 musical Go, Johnny, Go!, died in a car crash in...
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On This Day: Remembering Eddie Cochran

On Sunday, April 17th, 1960, 21-year-old Eddie Cochran was killed after a blown tire sent his cab crashing into a lamp post on the Bath Road between Bristol and London, England. Songwriter Sharon Sheeley, Cochran’s girlfriend, as well as his best friend Gene Vincent, were also in the vehicle but...
Albert Lea Tribune

Portion of James Avenue to be renamed after Eddie Cochran

The Albert Lea City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance Monday that renames a portion of James Avenue as Eddie Cochran Street. Cochran was a musician and performer born in the city in 1938 who is known for his contributions to rock ‘n’ roll, country and rhythm and blues. When he lived in Albert Lea, he lived in the neighborhood on Charles Street, which was once located where the city pool now sits. A car show and music festival are held now in his honor.
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