Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent, real name Eugene Vincent Craddock (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American rockabilly musician, best known for his hit "Be-Bop-A-Lula". He started playing in various country bands in Norfolk, Virginia after leaving the Navy with a permanent leg injury. He signed at Capitol Records with his backing band The Blue Caps.

After "Be-Bop-A-Lula" became a huge hit in 1956, Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps were unable to follow it up with mainstream success in spite of critically acclaimed songs like "Bluejean Bop" and "Race with the Devil". The group's only other hit was "Lotta Lovin'" (1957). Vincent also became one of the first rock stars to star in a film, The Girl Can't Help It. By the 1960s, Vincent's career had mostly ended in the US, though he maintained an audience in Europe, especially England and France.

Gene Vincent is interred in the Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Newhall, California.


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Gene Vincent is interred in the Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Newhall, California. Zombies guitarist Paul Atkinson died in Santa Monica, California on April 1, 2004. By the 1960s, Vincent's career had mostly ended in the US, though he maintained an audience in Europe, especially England and France. In 2003 Blunstone and Argent reunited to record and tour. Vincent also became one of the first rock stars to star in a film, The Girl Can't Help It. Rod Argent formed a band called Argent, while Blunstone eventually launched a solo career. The group's only other hit was "Lotta Lovin'" (1957). Since the group refused to reform, various concocted groups called "the Zombies" were created to tour for a time.

After "Be-Bop-A-Lula" became a huge hit in 1956, Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps were unable to follow it up with mainstream success in spite of critically acclaimed songs like "Bluejean Bop" and "Race with the Devil". In 1969, the song became a huge hit. He signed at Capitol Records with his backing band The Blue Caps. Finally, "Time of the Season" was released as a single well after the album was released. He started playing in various country bands in Norfolk, Virginia after leaving the Navy with a permanent leg injury. The album sold little, and was only released in the US at all because Al Kooper vouched for it. Gene Vincent, real name Eugene Vincent Craddock (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American rockabilly musician, best known for his hit "Be-Bop-A-Lula". By the time Odessey and Oracle was released in the spring of 1968, the band had broken up.

The resulting concept album, Odessey and Oracle, was one of the very first to utilize a Mellotron, as the band's budget did not allow for the hiring of session musicians. With their career almost over, the Zombies signed to CBS Records for one final LP, only the second of the career and the only one that would be designed as an LP from the beginning, instead of being a motley collection of random songs. Although subsequent recordings such as "I Love You," "Indication" and "Is This the Dream" were of uniformly high quality, none achieved the success of "She's Not There" and "Tell Her No.". In 1965 their "Tell Her No" also became a huge seller in both England and the United States.

After winning a beat-group competition sponsored by the London Evening News, the Zombies signed to Decca and recorded their first hit, "She's Not There,", (Argent's second song, written specifically for this session), which was released in mid-1964. The group formed in 1961 in St Albans, England, and gained their initial reputation playing the Old Verulamians Rugby Club in that town. Somewhat underrated during their lifetime, they are now regarded as one of the greatest of all 1960s pop groups. Argent's flashy, jazzy piano leads and Blunstone's voice were the hallmarks of the band.

The group consisted of Chris White, Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Paul Atkinson, and Hugh Grundy. The Zombies were a 1960s pop music band known for complex harmonies and jazz-influenced music. For the undead creature of Vodun lore, see zombie.. "Over the course of the ensuing decades, [The Zombies'] final album...Odessey and Oracle - a beautifully arranged, harmony drenched pristine pop paean to memory, the changing seasons, the passage of time and lost love - slowly began to be recognised as one of the greatest albums of the 1960s." New York Times (1998).

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