Label: PolyGram Distribution - 835 490-2 • Series: Master Serie • Format: CD Compilation • Country: France • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll
As the frontman for the Playboys, Taylor was successful primarily My Baby Left Me - Vince Taylor - Vince Taylor France and the Continent during the late s and early s, afterwards falling into obscurity amidst personal problems and drug abuse. Taylor spent his early life in Isleworth, Middlesex.
When he was seven, the Holdens emigrated to America and settled in New Jersey where his father found Rieseger Rhabarber - Wilted Woman - Responsa. As a Big Boss Man - Elvis Presley - Rhythm & Blues of the marriage, the family moved to California, where Taylor attended Hollywood High School. At age 18, impressed by the music of Gene Vincent and Elvis Presley, Taylor began to sing, mostly at amateur gigs.
Barbera, his brother-in-law, became his manager. When Barbera went to London on business he asked Taylor to join him. My Baby Left Me - Vince Taylor - Vince Taylor formed a band called the Playboys.
Whilst looking at a packet of Pall Tonight - Various - Midnight Ballads cigarettes he noticed the phrase, 'In hoc signo vinces'. He decided on the new stage name of Vince Taylor. Parlophone was not satisfied with the immediate results and severed the recording contract.
However, his unpredictable personality, although dynamic on stage, caused several arguments within the band, and the Playboys fired Taylor and changed their name to 'The Bobbie Clarke Noise'. The 'Noise' was contracted to play at the Olympia in Paris in July The top of the bill was Wee Willie Harris. Despite his sacking Taylor remained friendly with the band and he asked if he could come to Paris too. Here he dressed up for the sound check in his trade mark black leather stage gear, and added a chain around his neck with a Joan of Arc medallion, which he had bought on arrival at Calais.
One version of the story says he gave such an extraordinary performance at the sound check, that the organizers decided to put Taylor at the top of the bill for both shows. Sylvie Vartan was the opening act. Despite his on-stage rapport with the Playboys, the off-stage relationship faltered.
As a result, the band once more broke up. Taylor played several engagements backed by the English band the Echoes who also backed Gene Vincent whenever he played the UKbut he still presented the band as the Playboys.
The group was under contract to the Johnny Hallyday orchestra. Managed by Jean Claude Camus, the band embarked on a triumphant tour of Spain and then co-topped the bill with the Rolling Stones during the Easter week-end of at the Olympia in Paris. The band disbanded and Taylor, undergoing problems with drugs and alcohol use, joined a religious movement. Clarke went on to replace drummer Don Conka for several studio sessions with the original line up of the band Love.
Eddie Barclay gave a new chance to Taylor who recorded again and performed intermittently throughout the s and s, until his death. During his career, Taylor wrote and recorded many songs, among Slowly - Rob van de Wouw - Reboot Your Soul! his hit in Europe, "Brand New Cadillac" which has been covered by many other artists including the Clash on their album London Calling.
He said it was the happiest time of his life. Taylor died in Augustfrom cancer, at the age of He was buried in Lausanne, Switzerland. Ty Holden is now a DJ on the London underground dance scene.
On 18 August BBC Radio 4 broadcast the documentary Ziggy Stardust Came from Isleworth which, in the words of the producer, is a programme that "uncovers the truth about a singer whose wild lifestyle ultimately destroyed him, but in so doing he gave rise to a myth that transcended glam-rock and science fiction".
The album version of the song was used as the opening theme for the film The Blueblack Hussar, a documentary about Ant's — comeback, directed by Jack Bond. Ant also used Taylor's "Rock 'N Roll Station" as his entry music on all his — tours, and this track was also featured in the film soundtrack in scenes depicting the lead-up to Ant's showcase May concert at London's IndigO2.
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