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Evidently  the song originated inwhen Vincent was recuperating from a motorcycle accident at the US Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.
There, he met Donald Graves, who supposedly wrote the words to the song while Vincent wrote the tune. Davis claimed that he wrote the song with Gene Vincent after listening to the song "Don't Bring Lulu". Vincent himself sometimes claimed that he wrote Separation Anxiety - Clouds Become Oceans - Paths words inspired by the comic strip, " Little Lulu ": "I come in dead drunk and stumble over the bed.
And me and Don Graves were looking at this bloody book; it was called Little Lulu. In earlyGene Vincent performed the song on a radio show in Norfolk, Virginiaand recorded a demo version which was passed to Capitol Recordswho were looking for a young singer to rival Elvis Presley.
Capitol invited Vincent to record the song and it was recorded at Owen Bradley 's studio in Nashville, Tennessee on May 4, The song was released in June on Capitol Records' single F, and immediately sold well.
The song was successful on three American singles charts: it peaked at No. The original demo for the song, probably recorded at radio station WCMS, has never been located and is presumed lost.
Steve Allen mocked the lyrics to the song by reading them in a pseudo-serious tone accompanied by light piano background music in a September broadcast of The Steve Allen Show. Vincent recorded a new version of the song in which appeared on the flip-side of the single "The King of Fools".
The Everly Brothers released a version only two years after Vincent's, on their self-titled debut album and they included it as part of the setlist at their Royal Albert Hall reunion concert in The Beatles played the song regularly during their early years and a raucous live version complete with guest vocals can be heard on Live! Vincent's original version of the song is featured in the soundtracks of several films including The Delinquents Wild At Heart and Pleasantville In the late s and early '70s, George Harrison played a psychedelic Stratocaster Be Bop A Lula - Everly Brothers - Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers "Rocky", which bore on its face the one-word slogan "Bebopalula".
Gabriele Anzaloni named his first and long-running TV show after the song, also using Vincent's performance in the film The Girl Can't Help It as the signature tune of the show accompanied by cartoonist Bonvi 's Sturmtruppen -inspired animations.
The song features in the soundtrack of Jack Smith's infamous avant-garde film, Flaming Creatures A cover version of the song by Chris Cawte appears in the animated film Planet From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Be Bop A Lula. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Retrieved 3 April UK: Do-Not Press. Record Research. Complete UK Hit Singles — 1st ed. London: Collins. Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries. Track 3. Archived from the original on Retrieved Keep The Beat - T-Bird Gang - Its Showtime! Carlson International Entertainment-Communications Group.
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