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Hank Cochran Passed Away

July 16, 2010 | People

Garland Perry "Hank" Cochran passed away at the age of 74. Hank was an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting in the 1960s, Cochran has been a prolific songwriter in the genre, including major hits by Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Eddy Arnold and others. Cochran was also a recording artist between 1962 and 1980, charting seven times on the Billboard country charts, with his highest solo peak being the #20 "Sally Was a Good Old Girl." But to most Elvis fans he's best known as composer of the song "Make the World Go Away", which Elvis recorded in June 1970.

Michael.W. wrote on July 16, 2010
Let us not forget his work as one part of the duo "the cochran brothers" with rock'n'roll hero eddie cochran! Never to be forgotten!
Sirbalkan wrote on July 16, 2010
R.I.P. These people are the ones we will remember them forever with their contribution to music.. well, especially with the song "Make the World Go Away" for us...
benny scott wrote on July 16, 2010
Michael W : correct ! and that was even a couple of years before the 1960 started ! Eddie is also one of my heroes, as are all the pioneers of the real R 'n' R , you name 'em ! Always El.
old shep wrote on July 17, 2010
Fondly remembered as one part of the Cochran brothers along with the immortal Eddie Cochran( no relation). And of course the writer of many great country songs including the Ray Price and later Eddy Arnold and Elvis recorded number Make the World Go Away.
Rob Wanders wrote on July 17, 2010
everett001 wrote on July 17, 2010
He was a really great songwriter.You could feel the words just flowing into your heart; touching and caressing with every word. And he was honored to have some of the greatest artist of all time, to record his songs. Hopefully; he is writing for the angels now. May God bless him; abundantly.
JerryNodak wrote on July 20, 2010
One of the great sonwriters. He will be missed. Thanks for the great songs, Hank. R.I.P.
HangLoose wrote on July 21, 2010
This guy has nothing to do with Elvis. The only connection between them is that Elvis recorded ONE (1) song he wrote. Nothing else. R.I.P. Hank,anyway,whoever you are. Personally i haven't even heard your name,but you was probably a good songwriter. I still don't understand though that why your death-news is on an ELVIS PRESLEY site...