5) LONG TALL SALLY Little Richard
Storming, and 'cause I love his boots. I love his big suit too, and I love him. We met him in Hamburg,
he's classic. This record just thrilled me to my boots.
4) SEARCHIN' The Coasters
Magic, magic record. We couldn't figure out how they'd done it. And we all thought they were black,
that was the other thing. [Er, sorry to interrupt Sir, but The Coasters were black.]
3) GIVE PEACE A CHANCE John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
For its vibe, for its sentiment,
and for its vocalist. He had a copy, played it to me and I was just blown away by the rhythm section of everyone stompin'.
It's just so John, y'know?
2) AIN'T THAT A SHAME Fats Domino
He's a classic and when we met him in New Orleans he showed us his big diamond watch. That's enough
1) PROUD MARY Creedence Clearwater Revival
That was another one where I thought, Oh gosh what a wonderful
black group. When I found out they were white chappies I was most amazed. [Dont worry,
Sir P, youre right this time].
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
God Only Knows - The Beach
Papas Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
Thatll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
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