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C'mon Everybody

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B-side  "Don't Ever Let Me Go"
Recorded  October 10, 1958
Released  October 1958
Genre  Rock and roll, rockabilly, proto-punk
Label  Liberty 55166 UK London HLU 8792
Writer(s)  Eddie Cochran Jerry Capehart

"C'mon Everybody" is a 1958 song by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart, originally released as a B-side. In 1959 it peaked in the UK (where Cochran had major success and where he died in 1960) at No. 6 in the singles chart, and, thirty years later, in 1988, the track was re-issued there and became a No. 14 hit. In the United States the song got to No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. "C'mon Everybody" is ranked No. 403 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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When Cochran recorded his lead vocal for the song, he also created an alternate version of the song called "Let's Get Together". The only change to the lyrics was exactly that: the phrase "Let's get together" in place of "C'mon everybody". This alternate version was eventually released on a compilation album in the 1970s.

The song was also used by Levi Strauss & Co. to promote their 501 jean range in 1988. The advert, titled "Eddie Cochran" and directed by Syd Macartney, told the story of how the (purported) narrator, songwriter Sharon Sheeley, attracted Eddie Cochran by wearing said jeans. The song was re-released as a promotional single that year.

Personnel

  • Eddie Cochran: vocal, guitar, guitar and drum overdub
  • Connie 'Guybo' Smith: electric bass
  • Earl Palmer: drums
  • Ray Johnson: piano
  • Possibly Jerry Capehart: tambourine
  • Legacy

    The song is one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500.

    References

    C'mon Everybody Wikipedia


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