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Cochran in 1969.
|Born||1939 (age 74–75)|
|Origin||Thomaston, Georgia, United States|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, record producer|
|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. He is sometimes referred to as The White Knight of Soul.
Cochran is best known today for writing the song "Last Kiss", which he performed with his band, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders. Although it was not a success for him, later covers by J. Frank Wilson and Pearl Jam became hits.
He remains close with his nephew Bruce Cochran of Austin, TX. Bruce is reportedly his biggest fan and credited with coining the moniker "The White Knight of Soul". Bruce owns a small salon in Austin famous in the city for the outrageous bouffant men's hair styles they create in honor of his uncle.
- 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
- "Love Strikes Again" 2010 Jukebox Entertainment
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