Eddie Cochran print to be available Friday

Published 9:32 am Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Freeborn County Historical Society presents the Eddie Cochran weekend and announces the creation of the 19th Eddie Cochran print by artist Eloise Adams.

The prints will be available at the Cruise-In Social Friday night at the Country Inn & Suites. They will be available all day Saturday at the Fairgrounds.

Following the event, the prints will be available at Adam’s Originals, 238 South Broadway.

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The print tells the story of Eddie Cochran and the history of Albert Lea.

Top left shows the Historical Museum with the projected addition.

Top middle shows handsome Eddie with his Gretsch guitar and the lyrics to the song recorded by Eddie, “Cherished Memories,” lyrics by Sharon Shelley, Eddie’s fiance.

Also shown are the logos to the eight cars clubs once active in Albert Lea. This year is the fourth car club reunion. The “Scavengers” is the oldest car club in Minnesota. Car club members from as far away as California are coming.

Lower left shows the Dairy Bar owned by Alby Jensen. The Dairy Bar was famous for its wonderful chocolate ice cream. The address of the Dairy Bar was 609 Babcock; about where McDonald’s now is. Also shown is “The Big Dipper,” its address was 927 S. Broadway Ave. Shown are the owners Nels and Beatrice Monson and their children: Carol, Jerry and Mike. Carol and Jerry helped in the cafe. Bea’s home made donuts and the Sunday night special, “5 burgers for $1.00” were appreciated by the Big Dipper patrons.

Bottom left is a depiction of the band, Endless Summer, who will be performing Saturday night in the grandstand.

Bottom center shows Marcelle Erntson (Bobbi) representing R.E.A.C.T.

The Eddie Cochran committee wishes to thank R.E.A.C.T., the Albert Lea Police Department, Freeborn County Sheriff’s Department and the Low Bucks Car Club for their assistance in making the car show and cruise possible.