Ron’s Golden Oldies this week features original 50s rockabilly artist….GENE VINCENT

Tune in or stream noon to 4pm NORTHSIDERADIO FM99.3, Thursday 10 Feb.

The best of the JUKEBOX HITS from the classic decade 1955 – 1965 –

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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 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He is sometimes referred to by his somewhat unusual nickname/moniker ‘The Screaming End’

In 1956 he wrote “Be-Bop-a-Lula”, which drew comparisons to Elvis Presley and which Rolling Stone magazine later listed as number 103 on its

“500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.  

On the Australian Charts Gene had 2 hits in April 1957 Blue Jean Bop and Lotta Lovin’.

Vincent was the first inductee into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame upon its formation in 1997. The following year he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Vincent has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1749 North Vine Street. In 2012, his band, the Blue Caps, were retroactively inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by a special committee, alongside Vincent.

On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, Vincent was honoured with a Norfolk’s Legends of Music Walk of Fame bronze star embedded in the Granby Street sidewalk.

Ron will be playing a selection of Gene’s songs on this weeks Golden Oldies Program… text requests welcome on 0418246812

Tune in, (or stream via this Thursday, noon to 4pm right here on Northside Radio

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