"Ain't no cure for the Summertime Blues." Born Edward Ray Cochrane 1938 in Oklahoma; raised in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Teamed up with Hank Cochran (no relation) in '54 to form the Cochran Brothers. Recorded on Ekko Records. Solo in '56; first appeared in movie "The Girl Can't Help It". Switch to Liberty Records for three top-40 hits in '57-'59. Huge in England. Died in car crash of limo driven by George Martin; Gene Vincent survived.