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Hank Cochran

July 3, 1991 OHC66 45 min.


Songwriter. Born August 2, 1935. Full name: Garland Perry Cochran. Career most active 1960s-1990s. Wrote several Patsy Cline hits, including “I Fall to Pieces” (1961), and “She’s Got You” (1962). Additional songwriting credits include “Make the World Go Away” (recorded by Eddy Arnold, 1965) and “Why Can’t He Be You” (recorded by Loretta Lynn, 1978). Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Interview Summary

1991 July 3
(45 minutes)
Hank Cochran talks about his songwriting as it relates to his work with Patsy Cline. Discussion includes writing songs recorded by Patsy Cline; working with Owen Bradley; memories from recording sessions for his songs; and comments on Patsy Cline the performer.

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