GENE VINCENT IS BALLROOMS’ ROCK KING
(New Musical Express)
(14 July 1961)
Five years ago, at the birth of rock in Britain, theatres were its showcase. Now the centre has changed - it is more often to be found in the ballroom.
This year has seen more and more rock artists in the dance halls. Who is the King?
“Gene Vincent,” says L.B.Fancourt, who heads Top Rank Dancing, controlling 23 ballrooms, the second largest in the world.
“Vincent has visited most of our ballrooms this year,” Fancourt recalled. “He has been to some of them several times. Wherever he goes he is a tremendous draw…”