Little Richard – September 14, 2014

On this day back in 1955, singer Little Richard recorded his popular hit “Tutti Frutti” in a New Orleans recording studio.  His birth name is Richard Wayne Penniman, and he has been known to describe himself as “The Architect of Rock and Roll.”

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

 What are the actual lyrics to what is likely to be the most famous line in this song?

a)      A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam doom

b)      A lop dop-a-lu a whop bam boom

c)     A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boom

Answer below!

CLIPS OF THE DAY

Then . . . 

… and Now

DID YOU KNOW . . .

During his recording session of “Tutti Frutti” with a producer by name of Bumps Blackwell, Little Richard was instructed to tone down and adjust the lyrics to this song, for fear that it would be deemed too racy.  Thus, the lyrics we know today are not the original.

TRIVIA ANSWER

d)   A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boom