As per my dad’s request, a post on Be-Bop-A-Lula.
The song was originally recorded by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (I hadn’t heard of them either). It became a rock classic and has been covered over and over by different kinds of bands and artists, including The Stray Cats and Paul McCartney. It’s also been the subject of satire as seen in the Steve Allen clip below.
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps