Sharon Sheeley (April 4, 1940 – May 17, 2002) was an American songwriter born in California in 1940 whose work brought success to artists like Glen Campbell, Ricky Nelson, Brenda Lee, and Sheeley's former fiancé, Eddie Cochran. Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22 1936 in Delight, Arkansas) is a Grammy Award, Dove Award winning and two time nominated Golden Eric Hilliard "Ricky" Nelson, later known as Rick Nelson ( May 8, 1940 &ndash December 31, 1985) was an Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American country - pop Singer, who was popular during the 1950s and 1960s Raymond Edward "Eddie" Cochran ( October 3, 1938 He took music lessons in school but quit the band to play drums In 1958, Ricky Nelson reached the top of the charts with her song "Poor Little Fool. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. " Poor Little Fool " is a pop / rock song written by Sharon Sheeley. " It was also the first number-one song to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 list. At age 19, she was the youngest woman to write an American number-one hit. In 1959 Eddie Cochran reached the charts with the song "Somethin' Else," co-written by Sheeley and Eddie's brother Bob Cochran. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. " Somethin' Else " is a song by the Rockabilly Musician Eddie Cochran, co-written with his girlfriend Sharon Sheeley, released in 1959
Sheeley, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran were traveling in a private hire taxi to a London airport on the night of April 16, 1960 when it blew a tire and slammed into a lamp post. Gene Vincent, real name Vincent Eugene Craddock, ( February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American Rock'n'roll pioneer Raymond Edward "Eddie" Cochran ( October 3, 1938 He took music lessons in school but quit the band to play drums Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. All three were rushed to hospital. Cochran, who had been thrown from the vehicle, suffered fatal brain injuries and died the next day, at the age of 21. Sheeley suffered a broken pelvis and Vincent broke his ribs and collarbone, and added further damage to his already weak leg.
Following the accident she returned to the United States, where she collaborated with musician/songwriter, Jackie DeShannon on a string of chart-toppers, including Brenda Lee's "Dum Dum" and "Heart In Hand," and Irma Thomas's "Breakaway". Jackie DeShannon (born Sharon Lee Myers, August 21 1944, Hazel, Kentucky) is an American Singer-songwriter Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American country - pop Singer, who was popular during the 1950s and 1960s Irma Thomas (b February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula Louisiana) is a Grammy Award winning soul and Rhythm and blues singer
In 1961 she married Los Angeles disc jockey Jimmy O'Neill. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. James "Jimmy" Anthony O'Neill ( October 13, 1931 &ndash December 15, 2007) was an Irish former professional footballer They divorced five years later but remained friends. Five days after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, she died on May 17, 2002 in Los Angeles at the age of 62. A cerebral hemorrhage (or intracerebral hemorrhage, ICH) is a subtype of Intracranial hemorrhage that occurs within the Brain tissue itself Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
In August 2000, RPM records released a collection of her songs that were recorded in the early 60's by a group of studio musicians that included then-unknown Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, David Gates, Hal Blaine and Herb Alpert. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Herbert "Herb" Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American Musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert
Her other songwriting credits include "Cherished Memories" and "Love Again", recorded by Eddie Cochran, and "Hurry Up", recorded by Ritchie Valens. If you're looking for the Cascada song see Everytime We Touch (album "Love Again" is a song by Sharon Sheeley, released Ritchie Valens ( Richard Steven Valenzuela; May 13 1941 February 3 1959) was an American singer songwriter and guitarist