Personalities | Gene Vincent | Rockabilly | Country

(Vocals, 1935–71)

Despite a leg permanently crippled in a road accident, Eugene Craddock, from Norfolk, Virginia, rocketed to stardom in 1956 with his multi-million seller ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ for Capitol. Other hits and movie appearances followed, and along with his group, The Blue Caps, he developed a wild and highly visual stage act. Vincent’s health deteriorated through heavy drinking, and he died prematurely of liver failure in California.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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