Bobby Cochran

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Bobby Cochran
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Background information
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1960s – present
Associated acts Steppenwolf
Flying Burrito Brothers
Bobby and the Midnites
Somethin' Else!
External video
Oral History, Bobby Cochran reflects on his greatest musical influences from people who weren't necessarily musicians. Interview date July 19, 2009, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Oral History Library

Bobby Cochran (b.1950) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer.[1][2][3] He has worked with many bands, including Steppenwolf,[4] the Flying Burrito Brothers, Leon Russell, and Bobby and the Midnites.[5][6]


In the 1970s he formed the band Ruby with Tom Fogerty, releasing a pair of studio albums.

Bobby Cochran has authored Three Steps to Heaven: The Eddie Cochran Story with Susan Van Hecke.[7]

More recently Cochran formed Somethin' Else!, a new band with Brian Hodgson and Mike Bell. They toured in Europe in 2016.[8]

He is the nephew of musician Eddie Cochran.[2][9]


Bobby Cochran has contributed to albums by many different musical artists. Below is a partial discography.[10]


  1. ^ Bobby Cochran at Allmusic
  2. ^ a b Bobby Cochran at the Rockabilly Hall of Fame
  3. ^ Bobby Cochran discography at his official website
  4. ^ Steppenwolf biography at Rolling Stone
  5. ^ Grateful Dead biography at Rolling Stone
  6. ^ Bobby and the Midnites at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  7. ^ Cochran, Bobby; Van Hecke, Susan (2003). Three Steps to Heaven: The Eddie Cochran Story. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 30. ISBN 0-634-03252-6. 
  8. ^ Burns, Dougie (February 28, 2016). "Born to Rock n' Roll: Somethin' Else at Eden Court, Inverness, 26/2/2016 – A Review", Inverness Gigs. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Chrystall, Margaret (February 26, 2016). "Bobby Cochran's Bond with Uncle Eddie", What's On North. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  10. ^ Bobby Cochran credits at AllMusic. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  11. ^ Private Edition at AllMusic. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  12. ^ Private Edition at Rate Your Music. Retrieved August 5, 2016.

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