The under-publicized story of the trailblazing artist-executive from Seattle is well worth telling in some detail.
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.
The Fred Rose composition 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.
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.
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.
McCartney recorded a message for BBC 6 Music selecting Vincent's early rock 'n' roll classic, 'Be-Bop-A-Lula.'
Gene Vincent fused country music, gospel and the blues into a style of rockabilly that had a harder edge than almost any of his contemporaries.
Those who bought Jackie Wilson's Reet Petite single got to hear Jackie's version of a pre-World War I song, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon.
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.
An Eddie Cochran festival is to be held in the English town where he tragically lost his life in 1960 — just before what would have been his 78th birthday.
The story of how Los Angeles and Hollywood took Rock 'N' Roll around the world on the silver screen