The song was a tribute to American rock 'n' roll pioneer Eddie Cochran. The song was produced and engineered by Joe Meek and was released via the record label Decca in 1963. The guitar on the track was played by Ritchie Blackmore. The song written by Joe Meek's associate Geoff Goddard. The song is Heinz's only successful song as a solo artist after it entered the top 20 in the UK charts. The song peaked at number 5 on the chart. The B-side featured with the song was titled "Don't You Knock On My Door".
"Just Like Eddie" was featured on two Decca compilation EP's following its release. These were titled "Various Artists: Thank Your Lucky Stars Vol 2" and "Various Artists: Ready Steady Go". These were respectively released in June and July 1963. It was included on Heinz's "Tribute To Eddie" collection in September 1963. The song was featured on the "Just Like Eddie" compilation CD released on 7 August 1995. In 2013, It was included on "Heinz - The Essential Collection".
The song has been covered by the Finnish band Teddy and the Tigers. "Just Like Eddie" was later covered by the British electro group Silicon Teens.