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Vince Taylor

Vince Taylor's legend largely rests on his 1950 recording of 'Brand New Cadillac'-often cited as the greatest British rockabilly record ever Moth'. 'Brand New Cadillac' retains its thrill and in 1979 was covered by The Clash on their 'London Calling' album. The Clash gave 'Brand Now Cadillac' a hip kudos. Yet Vince, while still alive, was unable to capitalize on the resurgent interest from a new generation of fans. He was simply too far gone.

Vince Taylor Pepin was born Brian Holden in Middlesex, England. in July 1930. In 1946 his family immigrated to the US, settling in New Jersey. His older sister Sheila married Joe Barbera of Hanna-Barbera animation fame in 1955 and the Holden family followed her to Los Angeles. Brian enrolled at Hollywood High School and quickly became enamored with rockabilly. He attempted to launch a singing career with Joe Barbera as manager. In loss Barbera invited the teenager to accompany hint on a business trip to London to check out the local music scone. Brian was directed to the '2 I's' Coffee Bar on Old Compton St. in Soho.

The '2 I's was the launch pad many of the British rockabilly singers and local musicians were impressed by this tall, handsome American. Brian formed a band, quickly won a Parlophone recording contract and changed his name to Vince Taylor, christening his band The Playboys.

Vince Taylor & The Playboy's initial 1958 singles 'I Like Love', Right Behind You Baby' and 'Pledging My Love' failed to trouble the British pop charts and Parlophone ended his recording contract. The B-side of 'Pledging My Love' was 'Brand Now Cadillac' an original song written by Taylor that rocked as hard as the best US rockabilly records and featured a sizzling guitar solo from Joe Moretti (who would also play the solo on Johnny Kidd & The Pirates's phenomenal 'Shakin' All Over'). Taylor - dressed in black leather and extremely confident, proved to be a talented live performer and draw loyal audiences across the UK.

 

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Le Rock C'est Ça (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) Vince Taylor: Le Rock C'est Ça (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: BAF11017

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Bear Family Vinyl Club Exclusives 10" LP series limited to 500 copies on colored vinyl! • Vince Taylor is one of the very first British rock legends! • His Brand New Cadillac is one of the few rock classics from before the Beatles and...
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The Real Deal (LP & 7inch 45rpm record) Vince Taylor: The Real Deal (LP & 7inch 45rpm record) Art-Nr.: LPBL002

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(2017/Blue Light) 18 tracks, featuring the Rockers he did between 1958 and 1964. Extensive linernotes on the back cover plus an extra 7inch 45rpm record incl. the 1959 rehearsal version of 'Brand New Cadillac' and a 1960 studio outtake...
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Jet Black Learher Machine 1958-1962 (incl. CD) Vince Taylor & The Playboys: Jet Black Learher Machine 1958-1962 (incl. CD) Art-Nr.: LPVV011

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(2014/VipVop) 18 tracks Includes the classic hit Brand New Cadillac. Vince Taylor became one of the biggest names on the live scene in France . Although Vince's chain wielding leather clad amalgam of Gene Vincent and Elvis Presley...
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Shaking All Over (CD) Vince Taylor: Shaking All Over (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRMB75172

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(2012/RMB) 24 tracks, original recordings - digitally remastered. Great sound quality!!!
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Vince Taylor Et Ses Playboys 7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS Vince Taylor: Vince Taylor Et Ses Playboys 7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS Art-Nr.: CTREP70462

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Nice four track EP 45rpm on the french label "Crazy Times Records". Never came out originally. Cover art reminds to the original Barkley EPs. Great Sound!
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The Big Beat Years 1980-85 (25cmLP&CD) Ltd. Vince Taylor: The Big Beat Years 1980-85 (25cmLP&CD) Ltd. Art-Nr.: LPBBR222

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(2013/BIG BEAT) 11 tracks (Vinyl) 17 tracks (CD) Limited Edition!
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Vol.2, The Big Beat Years (25cmLP&CD) Ltd. Vince Taylor: Vol.2, The Big Beat Years (25cmLP&CD) Ltd. Art-Nr.: LPBBR223

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(2013/BIG BEAT) 9 tracks (Vinyl) 14 tracks (CD) 1980-85 Limited Ed.
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Complete Works 1958-65 (3-CD) Vince Taylor: Complete Works 1958-65 (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2797803

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(2012/BARCLAY) 55 tracks - gatefold digipac with 14 page booklet. Essential!
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EP Collection 1959-61...plus Vince Taylor: EP Collection 1959-61...plus Art-Nr.: CD3930936

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(2012/MAGIC) 26 tracks - 24bit mastering - papersleeve
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I'll Be Your Hero (CD) Vince Taylor: I'll Be Your Hero (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEVAB11

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(1991/EVA) 11 tracks 1958-1973 with 12 page booklet. few copies - hard to find now!
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The Big Beat Years Vince Taylor: The Big Beat Years Art-Nr.: CDMN2331

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(2011/BIG BEAT) 17 tracks - digipac
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Live And More ... Vince Taylor: Live And More ... Art-Nr.: CD3930913

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(2011/MAGIC) 14 live recordings (Macon 1977) plus the studio versions from the original artists.
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Peggy Sue - Brand New Cadillac - Tutti Frutti...p Vince Taylor: Peggy Sue - Brand New Cadillac - Tutti Frutti...p Art-Nr.: CD3930845

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(2009/MAGIC) 21 tracks 1959-1974 (2 unreleased) 24bit mastering
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Jet Black Leather Machine (CD) Vince Taylor: Jet Black Leather Machine (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1213

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(2009/ACE) 22 track 1959-76 with 20 page booklet. The original Barclay, Parlophone, Palette masters plus rarities! Essential
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Black Leather Rebel (LP) Vince Taylor: Black Leather Rebel (LP) Art-Nr.: LPREB001

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(Rebel Records) 16 tracks - Rare and hard-to-find Vince Taylor LP album! Recordings were made between 1958 and 1961!
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