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Gene Vincent accident

(June 1961)

Gene Vincent was unconscious for almost an hour on Wednesday night after he fell down a flight of 30 steps after leaving the stage at Newcastle Magestic.

The American rock star had just been mobbed by a large crowd of teenagers who had swamped the stage at the finish of his 50-minute act.

After Vincent’s fall-he was hurrying to his dressing room-he was moved to his hotel room where he was attended by doctors.

The rock singer is due to fly back to America later this month to clear up outstanding affairs prior to settling with his family in Britain.

He is expected to leave on Monday, June 26, but will return within two weeks to fulfil concert bookings already set…