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The blueprint for rock 'n' roll.,
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This review is from: Gene Vincent: There's One in Every Town (Hardcover)
Indeed, the synopsis here says everything. And this book not only heralds Gene as the first rock 'n' roller who everyone who came after copied, (or if today's idols don't know his name, they're copying those whom copied him), it is written by a man whom openly cites him as the idol and legend who shaped his own life in rock 'n' roll. So the book is not only a life-story, it is told with an extreme depth-of-feeling and respect for this character, wracked with pain from wearing a leg-iron and trying to kill its pain with drugs and in doing so inadvertantly adopts the frontman stance that would be set in stone forever. A fabulous read, yet a pitiful and endearing story of the very first god of rock 'n' roll.