Chan Romero: Hippy Hippy Shake


This was written and recorded by Chan Romero in 1959, when he was 17. I think it’s brilliant but all I can find out about it is that it got to No 3 in Australia.

It became part of the Beatles’ repertoire and they recorded it on September 10, 1963 for Pop Go The Beatles. I don’t think it is their best work.

The Swinging Blue Jeans released it in December 1963. It got to No 2 in the UK and No 34 in America in early 1964. It’s not as good as the original. This video is notable for the animated audience.

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