Gene Vincent

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Vincent Eugene Craddock, 11 February 1935, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, d. 12 October 1971, Newhall, California, USA. One of the original bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll, the self-destructive Vincent was involved in a motorcycle crash in July 1955 and his left leg was permanently damaged. Discharged from the US Navy, he began appearing on country music radio and came under the wing of disc jockey ‘Sheriff’ Tex Davis (b. William Douchette, Connecticut, USA, d. 29 August 2007, USA), who... Read more

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rockabilly
rock and roll
50s
rock n roll
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