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In 1958, Eddie Cochrane hit the airwaves with a teenage anthem of angst called Summertime Blues. It peaked at #8. Among other things, the song speaks to the then voting age in the United States of 21. While it was subsequently lowered to 18, Cochrane never got to exercise his democratic right. Ironically he was killed in a car crash in Britain at the age of 21 in 1960.

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Comment by nonamedufus on November 10, 2009 at 7:12pm
I thought that was clear, implied in the first sentence. The rest of the article, if you click through to dufusdownbeat, indicates Blue Cheer and The Who did cover versions, and to my mind the definitive cver version was by The Who.

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