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Gene Vincent

Born 11 February 1935. Died 12 October 1971.
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Suzi Quatro's Pioneers of Rock - Gene Vincent

In this highlight from the show Suzi Quatro celebrates the ultimate wild rocker, Gene Vincent.

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Biography

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.

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