Charlie Gracie – Fabulous
Charlie Gracie: Fabulous chronicles the life and career of Rock and Roll Pioneer, Charlie Gracie.
His #1 hit Butterfly knocked Elvis from the top of the charts in 1957 and sold over three million copies worldwide. He was the first artist on The Cameo-Parkway Record Label to have hits, bankrolling the company, thus enabling it to launch the careers of a dozen successful artists.
He was the first solo American Rock-N-Roll Star to bring the music to The British Concert stage. Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Graham Nash and Ray Davies are among his biggest musical admirers. The late George Harrison called his guitar technique “Brilliant”. He continues to be a great ambassador for Rock-N-Roll, performing the roots of Rock-N-Roll all over the world.
Charlie’s star burned even brighter in the UK where he became the first solo American artist to bring rock & roll to the English concert stage. Preceded only by Bill Haley and the Comets, Charlie headlined London’s Palladium and Hippodrome–receiving outstanding receptions from the press and public. To this day, Charlie Gracie is a much loved and respected performer the length and breadth of the UK.