Friday, April 22, 2011

This day in rock history- Gene Vincent's contract with Capitol expires

April 22nd, 1963 marked the end of Gene Vincent's run at Capitol Records.  Those recordings on Capitol proved a huge influence on the rockabilly sound and style.  Just 3 years before this he was involved in a serious car crash that killed his good friend Eddie Cochran while they were on tour in the UK.  Here's Gene doing his smash hit "Be-Bop-A-Lula".