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Cochran would go on to re-record the song for release on Aire Records (1962), in a slightly different tempo, with some changes to the lyrics and for re-release on King Records in 1963.In all, Cochran recorded four versions of the song, the original, Gala #117, Boblo Records #101, King Records #5856, and Aire Records #150, released as "Last Kiss" b/w "Edge of the Sea", with Cochran sharing vocals with an unnamed male vocalist.The song's opening lyrics mirror the opening lyrics of Septimus Winner's "Der Deitcher's Dog".The singer borrows his father's car to take his beloved sweetheart out on a romantic date (on a rainy night).It was a busy road, and Cochran witnessed lots of accidents on it.He was working on a song based on all the crashes he saw, and was about halfway done with "Last Kiss" when he heard about the wreck in Barnesville.
Cochran loaded 45s in the trunk of his car, taking them along to gigs, to sell to fans, although it didn't help much.
Wayne Cochran's drummer had been dating Jeannette Clark's sister at the time of the wreck.
The song was written by Wayne Cochran, who lived on Route 1941 in Georgia, about 15 miles from the crash site.
There was an intense emotional response from the community after the tragedy, and Cochran used those feelings to finish the song, which he dedicated to Jeanette Clark. id=2323) By Wayne Cochran, Joe Carpenter, Randall Hoyal & Bobby Mc Glon (1961) In the summer of 1961, four friends traveled to the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, to record a song Wayne Cochran had written, with Joe Carpenter, Randall Hoyal and Bobby Mc Glon, called "Last Kiss".
Wayne Cochran (vocals), Joe Carpenter (guitar), Bobby Rakestraw (bass), and Jerry Reppert (drums) recorded the song for the Gala label, a small label based in Vidalia.
The Aire disc was easily the most different version of all, with heavy reverb and a staccato drumbeat.