Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Gene Rockwell & The Falcons - The Many Faces of Gene Rockwell (1966)

Gene Rockwell (1944–1998) was a South African singer. His 1965 rendition of "Heart" went directly to the top of the LM Radio Top 20.


He won his first talent competition at the age of 15, in Durban's "Little Top". Still in his teens, Gene formed The Blue Angels, later to become The Falcons, in 1963, with whom he played guitar and sang his famous gritty-blues-style songs. The original line up of the Falcons were George Usher (lead guitar), Jannie Heynes (bass guitar), Clive Swegman (rhythm guitar), Frank Rickson (drums). They played many packed out shows, becoming a staple of the dance scene in South Africa, particularly Durban.



1 comment:

  1. Hi!

    Thanx for the '68 "Portrait" album. Picked this current U/L Rato Records earlier.

    Cheers!
    Ciao! For now.
    rntcj

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