On This Day April 7th in Rock & Roll History

On this day April 7, 1956 Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” enters the US Pop chart. It peaks at #6. The record hits # 1 on the R&B chart. It becomes his first top 10 hit. A cover version by Pat Boone appears on the Pop chart simultaneously and reaches #8. Boone’s version lacks the raucous sound from Little Richard’s original. “Long Tall Sally” by Pat Boone is worth no more than $25.00 as issued as a 45 on the Dot Label. The original by Little Richard released as a 78 on Specialty Records can sell for $100.00 today.

 

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