In late 2020, like many others, guitarist and singer, Bobby Cochran, was stricken with Covid19, which left him hospitalized, followed by a lengthy recovery while stuck in Nashville. Additionally, he has suffered longer-term aftereffects in his hands that will require further treatment. All of that has resulted in accumulated medical bills and debt.
More importantly, during his recuperation period, most of his musical equipment and contents, in storage in California, were systematically stolen. This series of events is severely hampering Bobby’s ability to work and perform.
Funds are being raised to help replace needed equipment and provide some financial relief for medical bills and expenses.
More about Bobby…
On July 1, 2017, Bobby Cochran and his uncle, Eddie Cochran (Summertime Blues) were both inducted into the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame!
Bobby is a lead guitarist, singer, writer, and producer, who was influenced at an early age by his uncle. Driven to become a master guitarist, Bobby went on to work with many prominent groups and artists including Steppenwolf, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) and Leon Russell.
Following all that, he joined forces with Bob Weir, Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report, Santana), Kenny Gradney (Little Feat) and Dave Garland (Righteous Bros.) to form Bobby and The Midnites, while recording for Columbia and Arista records.
Bobby’s writing and production work has encompassed motion pictures, videos, television, and records. In addition to his stage and studio work, he’s held master classes in Europe, Japan, Mexico, and the U.S. As a life coach and teacher, he has helped many. Along the way he has contributed to the design and development of many of the guitars, amps, and effects he’s used.
Now, we’re asking for some help for Bobby.
The world needs to hear the talent of Bobby Cochran again. We encourage you to help in whatever way you can with this worthy cause.
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