Be-bop-a lu -la she’s my baby, be-bop-a-lu-la, I don’t mean maybeGene Vincent
One of the pioneers of Rockabilly (the musical hybrid of country, blues, and rock originating in the 1950s) – Vincent Eugene Craddock (better know as Gene Vincent), is among the list of icons inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Listed at 103 on the Rolling Stone Magazine list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time is Vincent’s biggest song “Be-Bop-A-Lula” which was co-written with his manager Tex Davis. The song was an instant top ten hit in 1956 for Vincent and his band The Blue Caps and remained on the Billboard pop chart for 20 weeks while grossing over two million sales by 1957 and earning the song an historic place in the lexicon of 20th century music. The song has since become an iconic rock n roll standard, having been covered and recorded by hundreds of artists including John Lennon, Brian Setzer, Dion, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers, Link Wray and Alan Vega.