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Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971), known as Gene Vincent, was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly. His 1956 top ten hit with his Blue Caps, "Be-Bop-A-Lula", is considered a significant early example of rockabilly. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Vincent Eugene Craddock
  • Born: February 11, 1935 Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • Died: October 12, 1971 (aged 36) Newhall, California, U.S.
  • Genres: Rockabilly, rock and roll, blues, country
  • Occupation(s): Singer, musician
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar
  • Years active: 1955–1971

Read more about Gene Vincent at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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