Wayne Cochran

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Wayne Cochran
Wayne Cochran 1969.JPG
Cochran in 1969.
Background information
Born 1939 (age 75–76)
Origin Thomaston, Georgia, United States
Genres Soul
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals
Labels Chess Records, King Records, Epic Records, Raven Records
Associated acts Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, Jaco Pastorius
Website Official website of Wayne Cochran & The C.C. Riders

Wayne Cochran (born 1939, Thomaston, Georgia, United States) is an American soul singer, known for his outlandish outfits and white pompadour hairstyle. He is sometimes referred to as The White Knight of Soul.[1]

Cochran is best known today for writing the song "Last Kiss," which he performed with his band, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders.[2] Although it was not a success for him, later covers by J. Frank Wilson and Pearl Jam became hits.

Cochran is currently a minister in Miami, Florida.

Album discography[edit]

Cochran (in white cape) with the C.C Riders (male backup group) and the Sweet Delights (female backup group), 1977.
  • Wayne Cochran! 1967; Chess Records
  • Alive & Well & Living....In A Bitch Of A World 1970; King Records
  • High & Ridin' 1970; King Records
  • Cochran 1972; Epic Records
  • The White Knight of Soul 1959-72: Get Down With It! 2005; Raven Records[2]
  • "Love Strikes Again" 2010 Jukebox Entertainment


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