Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent
1935 - 1971

Gene Vincent  American Singer


Gene Vincent passed away on 12th Oct 1971 aged 36.


Gene Vincent is a 36 year old American Singer. Born Vincent Eugene Craddock on 11th February, 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia, he is famous for "Be-Bop-A-Lula" in a career that spans 1955–1971. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Gene Vincent is a member of the following lists: Singers from Virginia, Dandelion Records artists and American rockabilly musicians.


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First Name Gene
Last Name Vincent
Full Name at Birth Vincent Eugene Craddock
Age 36 (age at death) years
Birthday 11th February, 1935
Birthplace Norfolk, Virginia
Died 12th October, 1971
Place of Death Newhall, California
Cause of Death Bleeding ulcer
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, musician
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame "Be-Bop-A-Lula"
Music Genre (Text) Rockabilly, rock and roll, blues, country
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1955–1971
Music Style Rock & Roll, Rockabilly
Music Mood Brash, Rollicking, Bravado, Lively, Rebellious, Earnest, Boisterous, Freewheeling, Fun, Party/Celebratory, Earthy, Organic, Rowdy, Poignant, Rousing, Passionate, Wistful, Energetic, Yearning, Innocent, Amiable/Good-Natured
Instrument Guitar, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar

Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971), known as Gene Vincent, was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly. His 1956 top ten hit with his Blue Caps, "Be-Bop-A-Lula", is considered a significant early example of rockabilly. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

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