Little Richard

Written by on September 14, 2018

14th Sept 1955, Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer; Bumps Blackwell went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, ‘a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.’ More on Little Richard: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/little_richard

Little Richard

Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.


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