VINCE MALOY

Born George Vincent Maloy, 28 August 1933, Maryland
Died 14 August 2002, Maryland

Vince Maloy was a rockabilly singer from Southern Maryland, who had six singles released on as many labels : Web, Tait, Angletone, End, Felsted and 1234. The first, and probably the best of these, was "Honey Baby"/"Wine Bop Bop" on Web Records (1957). Vince made over 50 appearances on the "Milt Grant Show", the Washington D.C. area's version of "American Bandstand." He also appeared on the Felix Grant Show and the Buddy Deane Show in Baltimore. In addition, Vince hosted three radio shows over the years. In the 1960s, Vince established himself as a night club performer. He took his routine to Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and played all over the Washington D.C. area. During this time, Vince became good friends with Link Wray, sometimes sharing the stage with Link and the Wraymen. Around 1970, Vince left the music business and joined the North Beach Maryland Police Department, advancing through the ranks and becoming the Chief of Police. Vince then went on to law enforcement duties for the Federal Government and retired after a successful career in 1997. After retirement, Vince ran a successful antique business in Leonardtown, Maryland. In 2000, Vince found several reel-to-reel tapes full of unreleased songs in his attic that may one day see the light of day. In the summer of 2001, Vince went back into the studio for the first time in just over thirty years. Vince went over to the studio of Vinylux Records recently and sat in with members of the East Coast's best traditional rockabilly band, The FleaBops. He worked up a new version of "Indeed I Do" with the music of an unreleased song Vince did in 1959, "Be My Chick". After a long battle with leukemia, Vince Maloy passed away on August 14, 2002. Adapted from the biography on the Vince Maloy website. Homepage: http://www.fullcirclepros.com/vincemaloy/index.htm

 
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