Gene Vincent

1935 - 1971

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Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971), known as Gene Vincent, was an American rock and roll musician who pioneered the style of rockabilly. His 1956 top ten hit with his backing band the Blue Caps, "Be-Bop-a-Lula", is considered a significant early example of rockabilly. His chart career was brief, especially in his home country of the US, where he notched three top 40 hits in 1956 and 1957, and never charted in the top 100 again. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Vincent has received more than 1,666,391 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Gene Vincent is the 342nd most popular singer (down from 292nd in 2019), the 1,987th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,862nd in 2019) and the 107th most popular American Singer.

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  • 1.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Gene Vincent ranks 342 out of 4,381Before him are Dave Evans, Eric Adams, Kiri Te Kanawa, Christina Aguilera, Heino, and Joe Lynn Turner. After him are Billy Preston, Galina Vishnevskaya, Omara Portuondo, Liz Mitchell, Eartha Kitt, and Nina Matviienko.

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Among people born in 1935, Gene Vincent ranks 94Before him are Viktor Bryukhanov, Luis del Sol, Carl Andre, Serge Klarsfeld, Judd Hirsch, and Yury Solomin. After him are Fernando del Paso, Agne Simonsson, Vladislav Volkov, Valeri Kubasov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, and Julian Glover. Among people deceased in 1971, Gene Vincent ranks 47Before him are W. O. Bentley, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Helene Weigel, Mathilde Kschessinska, Ub Iwerks, and Archduchess Adelheid of Austria. After him are Reinhold Niebuhr, Ralph Bunche, Vladislav Volkov, T. V. Soong, Jo Siffert, and Philippe Thys.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Vincent ranks 1,987 out of 20,380Before him are Henry Calvin (1918), John Carradine (1906), Philip José Farmer (1918), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), Bill Paxton (1955), and Amber Heard (1986). After him are Billy Preston (1946), Andie MacDowell (1958), Randy Schekman (1948), Candice Bergen (1946), Frank Borzage (1894), and Samuel Adams (1722).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Gene Vincent ranks 107Before him are Karen Carpenter (1950), Hank Williams (1923), Connie Francis (1938), Eric Adams (1952), Christina Aguilera (1980), and Joe Lynn Turner (1951). After him are Billy Preston (1946), Eartha Kitt (1927), Solomon Burke (1936), Pinetop Perkins (1913), Linda Ronstadt (1946), and Toby Keith (1961).