When Sam told us about being alone on yet 'Another Saturday Night,' everybody listened, including the Londoner we came to call Cat.
On 19 August 1957, Gene entered the US singles chart with what became his only other US top 20 hit, 'Lotta Lovin''.
Who was more authentically rock’n’roll than Gene Vincent? ‘Bluejean Bop!’ has a reasonable claim to be the best debut album ever – it really is that good.
'Hey Good Lookin'' inspired more than one hundred cover versions, including one that soon bagged the pop chart honours.
'Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain' is the song that connects Gene with Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley and a host of others.
Gene Vincent's made his TV debut on the Perry Como Kraft Music Hall Show that turned him into a star overnight.
Those who bought Jackie Wilson's Reet Petite single got to hear Jackie's version of a song that predated World War I, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon.
The coming music phenomenon got its own name and magazine on 6 July 1961, with a new fortnightly newspaper.
From Ricky Nelson's 'Lonesome Town' to Elvis Presley's 'The Wonder Of You,' the versatile composer left his mark on pop history.
He was never a household name himself, but Gallup's pioneering work with Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps made him a guitar god for Clapton, Page, Beck et al.
Augmented with memorabilia from the time, the book also plots the celebrated guitarist's career in photos, through Deep Purple, Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
The recording of a bona fide rock 'n' roll classic.
The under-publicised story of the trailblazing artist-executive from Seattle is well worth telling in some detail.
In March 1965, the former Tornadoes member bowed out of the bestsellers with Big Bill Broonzy's 'Diggin' My Potatoes.'