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10. The Who - 'Summertime Blues'
Eddie Cochran died in a car crash in 1960 after a four-year career, but his short span produced the classic hits "Summertime Blues" and "C'mon Everybody." Both songs have been covered countless times over the years by everybody from the Beach Boys to the Sex Pistols. San Francisco proto-metal band Blue Cheer recorded a fierce rendition of "Summertime Blues" that charted in 1968. Around the same time, the Who began playing the song in their set. A particular jaw-dropping version was captured on Live at Leeds. To many fans, it's the definitive version of the song - though Bruce Springsteen opened some shows in 1978 with a rendition that comes close.