The Summer Time Blues

July 11th Celebrates The Summer Time Blues

With summer in full swing, and gas prices going up, the hotter it gets, well all encounter the summer time blues.

However today Summer Time Blues is from the rock band called, The Who, which rereleased the song called, “The Summer Time Blues,” on July 11th 1970.

If you never heard the song before, today’s YouTube video below brought to you by user name 30KWPA is, “The Who,” singing the song called Summertime Blues, live on stage in 1975.

Who wrote the song called the Summer Time Blues?

“Summertime Blues” is a song co-written and recorded by American rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran. It was written in the late 1950s by Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart.

Originally a single B-side, it was released in August 1958, and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 29, 1958 and number 18 on the UK Singles Chart.

It has been covered by many artists, including being a number-one hit for country music artist Alan Jackson, and scoring notable hits in versions by The Who and Blue Cheer.

Edward Raymond ‘Eddie’ Cochran was an American musician. Cochran’s rockabilly songs, such as “C’mon Everybody”, “Somethin’ Else”, and “Summertime Blues”, captured teenage frustration and desire in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Cochran was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to California in the early 1950s. He was involved with music from an early age, playing in the school band and teaching himself to play blues guitar.

Cochran died at the age of twenty one after a road accident, while travelling in a taxi in Chippenham, Wiltshire, during his British tour in April 1960.

Today’s YouTube clip brought to you by user name Song Archive Dop thru Edh, is the late Eddie Cochran singing his hit song, “The Summer Time Blues,” at Town Hall Party in 1959.

In lieu of today’s story, be creative and create your own summer time blue theme. As you bask in the sun light of how that song made you feel when you first heard it.

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell

J.D Mitchell Design Studio


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