Gene Vincent

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Birthday
11, 1935
Birthplace
Norfolk, VA
Death Date
Oct 12, 1971 (36)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1935
Birthplace
Norfolk, VA
Death Date
Oct 12, 1971 (36)

About

Singer of the top ten hit "Be-Bop-a-Lula" who became one of rockabilly's most well-known acts.

Before Fame

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1952.

Trivia

He overcame a serious car accident that broke several of his bones to become a star with his six-piece band.

Family Life

He was born in Norfolk, Virginia; his father was a coast guard officer during World War II.

Associated With

Robert Downey, Jr. covered three of his songs, though not his most famous one, in the 2003 film The Singing Detective.