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Gene Vincent

1935 - 1971

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Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971), known as Gene Vincent, was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rockabilly and rock and roll. 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 '57, 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 1,407,537 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Gene Vincent is the 293rd most popular singer (down from 250th in 2019), the 1,863rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,630th in 2019) and the 93rd most popular American Singer.

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  • 35

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  • 4.41

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  • 3.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Gene Vincent ranks 293 out of 3,528Before him are Eartha Kitt, Bill Withers, Wolf Biermann, Solomon Burke, Glenn Hughes, and Albert Hammond. After him are Dusty Hill, Tarkan, Vicky Leandros, George Strait, DJ Khaled, and Carole King.

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Among people born in 1935, Gene Vincent ranks 76Before him are Floyd Patterson, Kurt Westergaard, Zhelyu Zhelev, Bent Larsen, Seiji Ozawa, and António Ramalho Eanes. After him are Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Terry Riley, Roger B. Chaffee, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Jack Welch, and Jack Kemp. Among people deceased in 1971, Gene Vincent ranks 44Before him are Edie Sedgwick, Roy O. Disney, Raoul Hausmann, Heinz Lammerding, Marcel Dupré, and Archduchess Adelheid of Austria. After him are Jo Siffert, Pedro Rodríguez, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Reinhold Niebuhr, Margaret Bourke-White, and John Boyd Orr.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Vincent ranks 1,863 out of 18,182Before him are Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Vic Morrow (1929), Richard Smalley (1943), Henry Heimlich (1920), Clark L. Hull (1884), and Michael Biehn (1956). After him are Charles W. Morris (1903), John Densmore (1944), Dusty Hill (1949), Helen Hayes (1900), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), and Kelly Preston (1962).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Gene Vincent ranks 93Before him are Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Stevie Nicks (1948), R. Kelly (1967), Eartha Kitt (1927), Bill Withers (1938), and Solomon Burke (1936). After him are Dusty Hill (1949), George Strait (1952), DJ Khaled (1975), Carole King (1942), Busta Rhymes (1972), and Billy Preston (1946).