eddie cochrane was responsible for three classic popular songs of the 1950s
his performances on those songs ranged from the unsaurpassable to the mundane
summer time blues arguably his best nobody did a better version: especially the Who who's rendition was overblown. Cochran's sparse production and understaded performance caught the essence of the song perfectly
C'mon Everybody was another great song, but Cochran's performance lacked the exuberance and tocking out nature of Humble Pie's far superior version.
Somethin' Else another beauty but performed much better by The Move.
Then there was the soppy trite three steps to heaven
the novelty cut across shorty
the unintentionally funny mean when I'm mad.
As a singer Cochrane lacked the edge of Gene Vincent and the rest, including the ersatz Elvis Presley
I've been in bands that have performed Cochrane numbers so I'm not going to be disrespectable to him, and he does deserve recognition for those three classics.
but he doesn't merit the hagiography that the original poster gives him.