Piper got in
touch with me due to an interest in tracing her Scottish roots.
She told me that her big brother "Gene Vincent" of "be
bop a lula" fame took time to visit Scotland when he came over to
tour the U.K. and very much enjoyed his time in Scotland.
As a result of various emails with Piper
we thought it might be fun to make up this page with a variety of wee
bits of information on herself and her brother:-
talks about Gene Vincent
Here Piper tells us a bit about Gene including what he thought of
his visit to Scotland and including a picture of Gene with John
Lennon & Paul McCartney of the Beatles.
Piper tells us about her Bloodrush 2001 show and copies us into it's
Wonders of technology! Piper recorded some tracks and sent
over a cassette of them which we recorded onto the PC for you to
Piper shares a few of her Fan letters with us.
Piper offered us some material on Gene Vincent so we put together a
web page for him as well.
(All pictures, text and audio
tracks on this page are the copyright of Piper Vincent [with the exception
of the picture of Gene and
the Beatles] who has kindly
given Electric Scotland permission to use this material on our site).
BLOODRUSH..... 2001 SHOW REVIEW
The stadium became darkened... the immense
stage was filled with what appeared to be a blueblack eerie smoke or
fog.... the massive theatre screen at the back of the stage was lit up
with a blank white
canvas.... spotlights from behind..... everything being played out in
slow motion... a small thin silhouette of a finely shaped woman appeared
rising slowly from beneath.. on a circular stage... as the fog
like smoke thickened.... a roar of African like drums began to beat a
constant pounding ...back
up singers shouted out in an almost angelic harmony of ''BANG BANG
BANG'' from the back of the stadium and from the sides of the
stadium and from above the stadium comes a shrill of distant thunder and
lightening... and a sound of pouring rushing rain... a howling wind
blowing over the entire crowd seems to somehow direct its path toward
the silhouette... the smoke clears the silhouette
is standing with arms raised in the air in a victory
like stance the silhouette of her waist length hair.... flying on
the wings of the wind uncontrollably... and frantic... the silhouette
drops suddenly to the floor..... a bewildering hush and silence comes
over the musicians and stage and fills the air..... there is a gasp heard
from among the crowd then... appearing on the giant theater screen is
film of GENE VINCENT appearing in a black leather suit holding on to a
microphone stand he starts
singing '''well ...be bop a lula'''... all of a sudden the silhouette on
the floor rises and a spotlight shines on the silhouette... IT'S
PIPER .!!!. and she and Gene together sing BE BOP A LULA...the fans go
crazy.......as dramatic as any broadway show PIPER VINCENT'S BLOODRUSH
show grabs you from
the very beginning and DOESN'T LET GO !!!!!!
The Beatles, John Lennon & Paul McCartney with Gene Vincent (Piper's brother)
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