Little Richard – Long Tall Sally – 1956

Written by on June 2, 2021

June 2, 1956: For the first time in the history of Billboard’s record charts, the same five songs appeared in both the Pop and R&B Top Ten. They were: Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” (#1 Pop, #6 R&B), Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” (#4 Pop, #3 R&B), Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” (#9 Pop, #1 R&B), The Platters’ “Magic Touch” (#10 Pop, #7 R&B) and Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers’ “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (#7 Pop, #4 R&B).

Little Richard – Long Tall Sally – 1956

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