|Twenty Flight Rock|
"Twenty Flight Rock" is the name of a song originally performed and released in 1957 by Eddie Cochran. Cochran's biographer notes Cochran was granted a co-writer credit, but no royalties, a standard ego-salving arrangement between publishers and performers who popularize other writers' songs. The writer and sole royalty recipient, Ned Fairchild, is Nelda Fairchild, a pioneering female songwriter for whom "Twenty Flight Rock" is just one of a hundred songwriter credits, BMI records show.
Single by Eddie Cochran
Format 7" single
Recorded July 1956, Gold Star Studios
Label Liberty 55112
Writer(s) Eddie Cochran and Ned Fairchild
Cochran performing "Twenty Flight Rock" appeared in the film The Girl Can't Help It, as a tongue-in-cheek example of the supposed lack of talent required to perform rock and roll.
The song triggered a significant moment in music history when in July 1957 in Liverpool, England a nearly 17-year-old John Lennon was impressed by the just 15-years-old Paul McCartney's ability to play the song on the guitar when they met at a church garden fete.
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