Album: The Best Of Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps (1956)
Charted: 16 7
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  • Well, Be bop a Lula she's my baby,
    Be bop a lula , I don't mean maybe
    Well, Be bop a Lula she's my baby,
    Be bop a lula, I don't mean maybe,
    Be bop a lula,
    She's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll

    Well She's the gal in the red blue jeans,
    She's the queen of all the teens
    She's the woman that I know,
    She's a woman that love me so, say,

    Be bop a lula, she's my baby,
    Be bop a lula, I don't mean maybe,
    Be bop a lula,
    She's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll.

    She's the woman that's got that beat,
    She's the woman with the flying feet,
    She's the one that walks around the store,
    She's the one that gets more more more more

    Be bop a lula, she's my baby,
    Be bop a lula, I don't mean maybe,
    Be bop a lula, she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll.

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Comments: 12

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 4th 1956, Gene Vincent & his Blue Caps appeared in their first live concert at the Municipal Auditorium in Norfolk, Virginia {Gene Vincent's hometown}...
    At the time his debut record, "Be-Bop-A-Lula", was in its first week on Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #78*; six weeks later on July 19th, 1956 it would peak at #9 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for 20 weeks...
    Between June 1956 and December 1957 the group had six Top 100 records; their next biggest hit was "Lotta Lovin'", which peaked at #13 in 1957...
    Gene Vincent, born Vincent Eugene Craddock, passed away on October 12th, 1971 at the young age of 36 {ruptured stomach ulcer}...
    May he R.I.P.
    * According to Billboard, "Be-Bop-A-Lula" was actually tied at #78 with both "A Little Love Can Go A Long, Long Way" by the Dream Weavers and "Mr. Wonderful" by Sarah Vaughan.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 9th 1958, the Everly Brothers performed "Be-Bop-A-Lula"* on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Two years later on July 5th, 1960 their covered version of the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at #82; it stayed on the chart for 5 weeks, peaking at #74...
    The record's A-side, "When Will I Be Loved", would reach #8 on the Top 100 and spent 13 weeks on the chart...
    * The week "Be-Bop-A-Lula" entered the Top 100 chart; the Everly's "Cathy Clown" was at #13 on the chart, seven weeks earlier on May 23rd, 1960 it had peaked at #1 for 5 weeks.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 28th 1956, Gene Vincent & his Blue Caps performed "Be-Bop-A-Lula" on the NBC-TV program 'The Perry Como Show'... At the time of this appearance on the 'Como' show the song was at #7, which would be it peak position, on Billboard's Best Sellers in Store chart... And at #1 was "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis... {See next post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 3rd 1956, Gene Vincent met Elvis at Penn Station in NYC; Elvis was on his way back to Memphis, the day before he had recorded "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel" at the RCA Studios, and the day before that he appeared on 'The Steve Allen Show"...
    At the time "Be-Bop-A-Lula" was at position #12 on Billboard's Top 100 chart; eventually it would peaked at #7 and spent 20 weeks on the Top 100...
    R.I.P. Mr. Vincent, born Vincent Eugene Craddock, (1935 - 1971) and to The King (1935 - 1977).
  • Elmer H from Westville, OkI was 9 yrs. old when this song climbed the charts in 1956. Back then, I wasn't allowed to listen to rock-n-roll on the radio, but my dear Grandma loved it & let me listen when I visited her. But it was Little Richard, from a year earlier, who turned me on to rock-n-roll! And I haven't been the same ever since. This song confirmed my love for the music. It influenced so many of our rock icons too. Such a shame that Gene Vincent died at an early age in a faltering career. But this hit captures the exuberance & youth of early early rock-n-roll. I saw the foolish lyric recitation on TV done by Steve Allen as his attempt to ridicule rock-n-roll. Back then, after watching several of Allen's shows on TV, it was evident he hated the music and it's young stars. So I developed a strong dislike of Steve Allen throughout his self-indulgent career. In contrast, hits like Be Bop A Lula went on to prove influential and significant to the evolution of our music. Rock on!
  • Mark from Maesteg, United KingdomPaul McCartney liked this song so much he opened his 1999 album run devil run with it. This album was a collection of McCartneys fave rock n roll songs
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThe Everly Brothers covered this song in 1970 and had a minor hit with it, peaking at No. 74...
  • Julia from Rio De Janeiro, BrazilBe-Bop-A-Lula was the first song Paul McCartney ever heard John Lennon sing.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdKenny Loggins did a single around the time of "Danger Zone" of this song in the late 80s
  • Fyodor from Denver, CoI believe the lyrics of this song were once read by Steve Allen on his TV show over tinkling piano in faux sophistication to make light of their simplicity and supposed banality, perhaps as a commentary on those supposed attributes' presence in the whole of the new phenomenon of rock 'n' roll. Of course, Steve Allen once also hosted a very young Frank Zappa "playing" a bicycle.
  • Hugh from Kansas City, MoJohn Lennon kept a '45 of this song on his personal, mobile juke box. There is an excellent 1 hour show concerning the selections in this box on PBS. The show illustrates just how much of the early Beatles' music and ideas were actually 'lifted' from earlier artists.
  • Barry from New York, NcThis song was a favorite of John Lennon, and one of the songs he performed regularly in his formative years. Eventually he included this on his 1975 release Rock N Roll. Although he did perform this tune with the Beatles, the only released version appears on the LP THE BEATLES LIVE AT THE STAR CLUB IN HAMBURG GERMANY 1962, and that was sung by their German friend Horst Fascher.
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