Gene started singing at a young age.
He and some high school friends put a band together.
He had a record contract in 1957 and 1958, but never really got anywhere until 1961.
He recorded several songs..."Only Love Can Break A Heart", "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"...but his biggest hit was "Town Without Pity".
Gene passed away in 2006 at the age of 66 from heart disease while on tour in the UK.