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Gene Vincent

the capitol years

chrome dreams


Released: 29th May 2012


the maverick performer's complete Capitol output from the 50s & early 60s, including more than 120 cuts from 7 albums, numerous 45s, live rarities, EP only tracks & a few surprises for good measure.

Before the tragic car accident in the British countryside in which Gene Vincent was badly injured & fellow American rocker Eddie Cochran was killed, Gene was an artist of a hugely prolific nature who came to define rockabilly as a musical genre. An enormous inspiration too for the subsequent generation of musicians & performers such as Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page & of course, albeit a little later, Ian Dury, Vincent's huge legacy & direct influence on the entire history of rock music is almost unparalleled.

the capitol years