Impressed by the music of Gene Vincent and Elvis Presley Vince Taylor started to sing. With his brother in law he came to England for a business trip. He met there the other musicians to form the Playboys. His first single records Pledging my love and Brand New Cadillac weren’t big successful. He was famous for his outfit dressed full in black leather and crazy wild live shows. Using drugs and his extrovert life-style ruined his career. He would be presumably forgotten, if The Clash did not have covered his song on London Calling. His legacy was his great influence to Glam Rock an Punk with his outfit and his wild shows (remember Gary Glitter and Alvin Stardust)
Vince Taylor – Brand New Cadillac
3 thoughts on “Twanging Tuesday # 7”
Another fine song in this impressive series!
…and I for one will never forget Alvin Stardust