Vince Eager

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Vince Eager(bornRoy Taylor, 4 June 1940, Grantham , Lincolnshire, England)is an English pop singer. He was widely promoted by impresario Larry Parnes , but later quarrelled with him over his commercialising of Eddie Cochran 's tragic early death. Eager has since appeared in cabaret and on the West End stage.

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 Vince Eager's Youth and early career

The group reached the final round of a televised "World Skiffle Championship" in 1958, and were offered a residency at the 2 I's Coffee Bar in London. There, they were signed by impresario Larry Parnes , who took Taylor into his stable of performers, and gave him one of his characteristic stage names, Vince Eager. After touring and releasing an EP as Vince Eager & the Vagabonds, Clark and Fretwell returned home. Vince Eager and Brian Locking remained in London, Locking performing with Marty Wilde before joining the Shadows .

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 Vince Eager's Later career

In the years that followed the Parnes era, he toured on the cabaret circuit, and performed in theatre and pantomime. For five years he starred in the award-winning West End musicalElvis. In 1986, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he worked as a cruise director on American luxury cruise ships.

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