DO THE BOP

Latest update on 24/02/2010

Artist: Johnny Madara & The Juvenaires
Author: Artie Singer/John Madara/David White
Label: Singular
Year: 1957

Original title inspired by the dance-craze of the day. But the bop was out of fashion by the time the demo was shopped around. Dick Clark (of American Bandstand fame) suggested the new title. The demo was shelved and first surfaced on bootleg (Singular). An official release followed in 2004. John Madara also wrote You Don't Own Me.

Covers:

1957:

Danny & The Juniors [as At The Hop n°1 US; same line-up as the original, with Danny Rapp instead of Johnny Madara]

1958:

Frankie Avalon [idem]

1961:

Chubby Checker [idem]

1965:

Len Barry [idem]

1969:

Sha Na Na [in Woodstock]

1973:

Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids [in film American Graffiti]

1982:

Forbans [as Lève ton ful de là]

1996:

Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers

2000:

Chas & Dave [all as At The Hop]

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