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Gene Vincent


Gene Vincent: Born To Be A Rolling Stone (Topline Records)

Review by Tom Graves, Rock & Roll Disc, December 1987

TO SEE JUST how far a former great rock and roller can sink, check out the 12 pieces of aural excrement that comprise Gene Vincent's ...


They All Want Gene Vincent

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 5 December 1959


Eddie Cochran Tragedy — Body Flown to States

Report by uncredited writer, Disc, 23 April 1960

Gene Vincent's injuries are not serious ...

Gene Vincent, Jess Conrad: East Ham Granada, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 18 February 1961

GENE VINCENT and Jess Conrad, heading the latest all-star rock package, are a knockout! ...

The Secret Fear of Gene Vincent

Comment by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 31 March 1962

GENE VINCENT flies back to London on March 28. Great news for his myriad fans, including me, who regard him as a truly great rock ...

Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Heinz: Town Hall, Birmingham

Live Review by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 10 May 1963

Two 'houses' shouted 'We want Jerry'! ...

Gene Vincent Cuts A New LP: John Peel’s Label Gets A New Version of ‘Be-Bop-a-Lula’

Interview by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 27 September 1969

ROCK'N'ROLL, WHICH HAS NEVER been far away since it made its first appearance in the early fifties, is without much doubt about to become all-powerful ...

Gene Vincent: Vincent, The Great Rock And Roller is Back

Interview by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, 15 November 1969


Gene Vincent, Nashville Teens: Palladium, London

Live Review by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, 29 November 1969


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

Review by 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 ...

Gene Vincent: He Sounded Like Maybe He Was Testifying

Report by Todd Everett, Rolling Stone, 28 May 1970

THE MUSICIANS had all arrived and were standing patiently by the door at two o'clock, Sunday afternoon, March 8th. Three were official members of the ...

Gene Vincent

Obituary by Mick Farren, International Times, 21 October 1971

GENE VINCENT, after years of illhealth and injury, died this week of a perforated ulcer. ...

Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps: The Bop That Just Won't Stop

Review by Gene Sculatti, Zoo World, 1 August 1974

FOR THE MOST PART, the continuing "rock 'n roll revival" phenomenon we've been witnessing these past 5 years is a pretty shabby affair. What with ...

Gene Vincent: Po' White Punk from the Pool Hall

Retrospective by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 15 February 1975

MICK FARREN traces the career of GENE VINCENT, the Rock 'n' Roll star who didn't sell out his audience or his origins. ...

A Record Collector's Guide To Gene Vincent

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 1999

IT WAS IAN DURY, himself the creator of some of the greatest records of his era, who hit the nail on the head, in one ...

Hell's Angel: Gene Vincent

Retrospective by Mick Farren, MOJO, February 2000

He looked for all the world like a man in the grip of some dark, wrenching religious experience. The contorted figure in the black leather ...

The Enforcer: Peter Grant

Book Excerpt by Chris Welch, from 'The Man Who Led Zeppelin', Omnibus Books, 2001

An extract from Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin by Chris Welch, first published by Omnibus Press in 2001. (256pp, currently available in softback ...

Last Night A Record Changed My Life: Jeff Beck on Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps (Capitol, 1957)

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, March 2001

"I FIRST HEARD IT sitting in an armchair in our living room. 1957. I was 12. My sister Annetta, who's four years older, had bought ...

Primitive Texas Rockabilly & Honky Tonk: Gene Vincent Cut Our Songs

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, December 2004

Not quite the Crossroads Robert Johnson had in mind… ...

Gene Vincent: Born To Be A Rollin' Stone The Challenge Sessions 1966-68

Sleevenotes by Tim Tooher, Rev-Ola Records, July 2007

SOMETIMES THE BEST things in life are the simplest things. Gene Vincent kept things simple. He had no airs and graces. No pretensions. He sang ...


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