GENE VINCENT - THE ROCK AND ROLL SINGER 1969
U.K. documentary. A rare film chronicling the first four days of Gene Vincent's 1969 U.K. tour. Teddy boys welcome Gene at the airport as he gets off the plane in London. Gene rehearses with the group The Wild Angels
for a TV show appearance and live club gigs. Terrific rockin' performances including "Be-Bop-A-Lula," "Say Mama," "Baby Blue," and more! Unbelievably, the promoters actually try to rip him off!
Gene was suffering debilitating pain from his 1955 motorcycle accident and the 1960 taxicab collision that killed his fellow passenger and friend Eddie Cochran. As Gene performs for his adoring fans, you can practically feel his exhaustion and see the pain behind his determined smile. Less than two years after filming this documentary, Gene died of a burst ulcer. He was only 36 years old.
Plus these bonus selections...
GENE VINCENT: RARE 1960-1965
From European TV. Italy, May-20-60. Songs: "Blue Jean Bop" and "Sexy Ways." Belgium, Oct-10- 63. Songs: "Rocky Road Blues," "Be-Bop-A-Lula," "Long Tall Sally." France, Mar-8-64. Songs: "Baby Blue." France, Apr-19-65. Songs: "Be-Bop-A-Lula."
DICKIE PRIDE – THE SHEIK OF SHAKE
U.K. documentary profiling Dickie Pride, the Sheik of Shake! Dickie was a star at 17 and had a regular spot on the first British rock and roll TV show, Oh Boy! His unique quivering and shaking performance style of "Slippin and Slidin" quickly resulted in him being dubbed, "The Sheik of Shake."
Vintage performance footage and interviews with those who knew Dickie in the 50s & 60s tell the story of a boy who never made it has big as he should have and ended up a heroin user, the victim of a lobotomy and dead in 1969 at age 27.
GENE VINCENT - THE ROCK AND ROLL SINGER 1969 on DVD!