Coventry Hitmakers


Formed in Nuneaton in 1960, they became the backing band for the legendary Gene Vincent for a short while. Gene Vincent had promised more dates in the future including London, but in the meantime Len and Dave had become apprentices and had committed hundred percent to their work careers. So sadly it never happened again.




“Our Birmingham Agent was seeking a typical rock group to back no other than the legendary Gene Vincent who was on a UK tour at the time.
(He was having problems with his standard backing group for the northern part of the tour) so Alan our manager said we were the guys that could make up the short fall and consequently were asked to appear at the Midland Ho- tel in Birmingham the next day for an interview, we all hit it off and got the gig”.

Len Bayly

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