Wayne Cochran (born 1939 in Thomaston, Georgia) is a soul singer, known for his outlandish outfits and white pompadour. He is sometimes referred to as The White Knight of Soul. Cochran is best known today for writing the song "Last Kiss", which he performed with his band the C.C. Riders. Although it was not a success for him, later covers by J. Frank Wilson and Pearl Jam became hits. The C.C Riders was a band that played ska/funk/blues and were popular in chicago and Miami, Flordia. The band played with many bands including the band "Chicago".