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Going back to the roots &  birth of Rock and Roll:

The Perry Como show featured the one and only Gene Vincent on 28th July 1956,

Legend has it that Vincent actually bought the song “Be Bop A Lula”  from a fellow patient while he was in hospital recovering from an injury.

Capitol Records were scouting for a young, new “Elvis” and this demo made it’s way to the powers that be.

It went on to hit the top ten on the Pop, R&B and Country Charts.

The song was a huge influence on the Beatles, who played it as part of their repertoire during their club residences in Hamburg, Germany.

Paul McCartney revisited it on his “Unplugged” Sessions in the early 1990s.

Enjoy…

 

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