Born the same year as Elvis

“Gene Vincent was a musician decades ahead of his peers. Earthier than Elvis Presley, more sensual than Jerry Lee Lewis, sexier than Buddy Holly, Gene was the embodiment of the libidinous, defiant tension upon which rock ‘n’ roll was founded and continues to flourish. In rock history, it was Gene Vincent who first donned the all black leather stage gear that’s since become a punk rock and heavy metal hallmark. It was Vincent who first developed the menacing stage swagger (out of necessity, with a crippled leg), frenetic delivery and delinquent, rebellious persona still emulated by rockers some 25 years after his death.”
Sue Smallwood (1960)

Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps – “the first rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.”
Rolling Stone Magazine

 
GENE ON HIS FIRST EUROPEAN TOUR IN DECEMBER 1959

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Gene Vincent
The Cavern, 1962

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Gene Vincent Fan Site

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