Gene Vincent


Years active 1955-1971 

always klick on pic’s.

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Born Feb. 11, 1935,  Died Oct. 12, 1971 (age 36), Newhall, California


Discogr. & Info   Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent

Vincent Eugene Craddock 

aka Gene Vincent also Cousin of Crash Craddock

(Born 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 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Biography;  This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (December 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Craddock was born February 11, 1935, in Norfolk, Virginia, to Mary Louise and Ezekiah Jackson Craddock. His musical influences included countryrhythm and blues and gospel music. His favourite composition was Beethoven's Egmont overture. He showed his first real interest in music while his family lived in Munden Point (now Virginia Beach), in Princess Anne County, Virginia, near the North Carolina line, where they ran a country store. He received his first guitar at the age of twelve as a gift from a friend.

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This release, Original release, CAPITOL 4-F 191 (SWE) 1958

Lotta lovin’ - 1957   b/w   Be bop boogie boy - 1958

Lotta lovin’ - 1957

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