EDDIE COCHRAN IN MUSIC CITY (1959)

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The year is 1959. Rock & Roll star Eddie Cochran and girlfriend, Sharon Sheeley check out the record racks at Wallichs Music City, corner of Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. We’ve featured Eddie previously, so I won’t rehash his story here.

Sharon Sheeley, at 18 years-old, became the youngest woman to write a U.S. #1 hit record, Ricky Nelson’s “Poor Little Fool”. Nelson scored not only his personal first #1 record – but, the first #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. She went on to co-write other hits, including Eddie Cochran’s “Somethin’ Else”.

Wallichs Music City was also known for a number of “firsts”. It was the first U.S. record store to have listening booths, one of the first to seal their record covers in cellophane, and display their products in specially-designed record racks. Owner, Glenn E. Wallichs, was one of the founders of Capitol Records, which originally operated from the same location. In 1956 Capitol moved to its distinctive tower up Vine Street from Wallichs. Music City is where the “stars” purchased their music.

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