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Town Hall Party drew in excess of 2, paid admissions each Friday and Saturday, with room for 1, dancers. The show was also broadcast from 8: He wore black leather, gloves, and a medallion, and stood in a hunched posture. On April 16, , while on tour in the UK, Vincent, Eddie Cochran and the songwriter Sharon Sheeley were involved in a high-speed traffic accident in a private-hire taxi in Chippenham , Wiltshire.
Vincent broke his ribs and collarbone and further damaged his weakened leg. Sheeley suffered a broken pelvis. Cochran, who had been thrown from the vehicle, suffered serious brain injuries and died the next day. Vincent returned to the United States after the accident. After the overwhelming success of the tour, Vincent moved to Britain in His accompanying band, Sounds Incorporated , a six-piece outfit with three saxophones, guitar, bass and drums, went on to play with the Beatles at their Shea Stadium concert.
Vincent toured the UK again in with the Outlaws , featuring future Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore , as a backing band. Although well received, none sold well. In in a hotel in Germany, Vincent tried to shoot Gary Glitter. He fired several shots but missed and a frightened Glitter left the country the next day. These were released on a compilation album of tribute songs, including "Say Mama", by his daughter, Melody Jean Vincent, accompanied by Johnny Meeks of The Strangers on guitar.
He later recorded four tracks released years later as The Last Session in Britain in October as part of his last tour. Vincent then returned to the US and died a few days later.
Vincent died at the age of 36 on October 12, , from a ruptured stomach ulcer , while visiting his father in California,  and is interred in Eternal Valley Memorial Park, in Newhall, California. He was the first inductee into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame upon its formation in In , his band, the Blue Caps, were retroactively inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by a special committee, alongside Vincent.
Ian Dury paid tribute to him in the song " Sweet Gene Vincent ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps. Gene Vincent. This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: Biography portal.
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