VINCE EAGER. British pop singer of the late 1950s signed by Larry Parnes who took him into his stable of performers and gave him one of his characteristic stage-names Vince Eager. During 1959 he was a regular on BBC TV's Drumbeat often accompanied by The John Barry Seven. In 1960 he was one of the contestants on A Song For Europe ; his song "Teenage Tears" was ranked last in the total of six entries for nomination. According to his later website, "the death of his best friend Eddie Cochran in a car crash on Easter Sunday 1960 was to prove a turning point in Vince's career. He was disgusted with the manner in which Parnes sought to gain publicity from the accident and he began the process of getting away from the "Parnes Stable" .... In the years that followed the Parnes era, he toured on the cabaret circuit performing in theatre and pantomime ......
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