Eddie Cochran a very underrated artist and very much a favorite of The Beatles and The Who was on of the best ever of the early days of rockers. 

Eddie Cochran was one of those artists who changed the pop music landscape of the '50s.

"Cut Across Shorty" is country rock arrangement that Stewart turned into a spirited delight.

Two videos: Eddie Cochran's version and Rod Stewart's version of "Cut Across Shorty":