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Gene Vincent’s Greatest (Capitol); I’m Back And I’m Proud (Dandelion) and more

Simon Frith, Rolling Stone, 7 March 1970

GENE VINCENT was the most tortured of the Fifties rock stars. I only saw him in concert once and that was weird. He was in pain throughout and sang kneeling, his bad leg stretched out straight behind him. In the faster numbers he gyrated on his knee, swinging his straight leg right round over the microphone, wriggling across the stage, sweat pouring over his leather suit.

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