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Wayne Cochran R I P

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John (the writer of the Florida Soul book) has informed folk that Wayne Cochran has passed away. John did a chapter on Wayne in his book.

Wayne was a pastor at a Ft Lauderdale church.

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He toured all over & was famous for his high energy stage act ... at one venue, he'd throw a chair through a window ... at another, jump up on the bar (sending glasses / bottles flying) & sing from up there ...

 

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He was very well know back in the 60's / 70's and played gigs right across the States ...

He became close friends with the likes of Elvis and Otis Redding. His high energy show was so good that he was booked as the act to appear on opening night at the famous Sugar Shack Club in Boston (an R&B venue that catered for both blacks & whites from 67 thru to the mid 70's). 

It was said (many times) that his dynamic vocal style was never fully captured on any of his studio recordings, if true it was a crying shame.

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