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Encyclopedia > Twenty Flight Rock
"Twenty Flight Rock"
"Twenty Flight Rock" cover
Single by Eddie Cochran
Released 1957
Genre Rockabilly
Label Liberty
Writer(s) Eddie Cochran and Ned Fairchild

"Twenty Flight Rock" is the name of a song originally performed and released in 1957 by Eddie Cochran, who co-wrote it with Ned Fairchild. Cochran's version was rockabilly-flavored, but artists of all genres would cover the song, including Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Eddie Cochran Edward Ray Eddie Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an early American rockabilly musician and an important influence on popular music during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... See also: 1956 in music, other events of 1957, 1958 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Pat Boone stars in his first two Hollywood motion pictures: Bernadine and April Love Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Será, Será), from 1956s Alfred Hitchcock... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... 1950s Rockabilly book by Harlan Ellison Rockabilly is one of the earliest forms of rock and roll as a distinct style of music. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Liberty Records was a United States based record label. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... See also: 1956 in music, other events of 1957, 1958 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Pat Boone stars in his first two Hollywood motion pictures: Bernadine and April Love Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Será, Será), from 1956s Alfred Hitchcock... Eddie Cochran Edward Ray Eddie Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an early American rockabilly musician and an important influence on popular music during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... 1950s Rockabilly book by Harlan Ellison Rockabilly is one of the earliest forms of rock and roll as a distinct style of music. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, (born June 18, 1942) is an English songwriter, musician and singer, best known as a member of The Beatles and one half of the songwriting partnership known as Lennon/McCartney. ... This article is about the rock band. ...


"Twenty Flight Rock" was recorded by Cochran in July 1956 at Goldstar Studio, with Connie Smith on the bull fiddle and Jerry Capehart thumping a soup carton. Released in the United States (Liberty 55112) with "Somethin' Else" as a flipside, it was a moderate seller, but was more popular in Europe and had steady sales for a long period. Liberty Records was a United States based record label. ... Flipside may mean: B-side of a vinyl record Burning_Flipside, a Burning Man inspired regional burn near Austin, Texas. ...


The song (or more specifically, its riff) became a part of music history when in June 1957 in Liverpool, England a young John Lennon was impressed by an even younger Paul McCartney's ability to play it on the guitar. This first impression lead to an invitation for McCartney to join The Quarrymen, one of the precursor bands to The Beatles. The Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) is a generic meta-format for storing data in tagged chunks. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Template:Warningbox Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... The Quarry Men (sometimes Quarrymen) were a little-known skiffle group formed around Liverpool, England in March 1957 by John Lennon. ... The Beatles, a English musical group from Liverpool, are the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful popular music artists in history. ...


Cochran performing "Twenty Flight Rock" appeared in the film The Girl Can't Help It, as a tongue-in-cheek example of the supposed lack of talent required to perform rock and roll. The Girl Cant Help It is a 1956 comedy, musical film, starring Tom Ewell, Edmund OBrien and Jayne Mansfield. ...


 
 

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