Released on Specialty Records in February 1957, Little Richard's single made number 21 on the US pop chart, and number 10 on the UK chart. It was composed by Al Collins (not the blues guitar player Albert Collins) and Little Richard. First pressings of Specialty 78rpm show Collins as the only writer. Little Richard bought half of the song's rights while Collins was in Louisiana State prison (Angola).
Cover versions[edit source | edit]Edit
As a rock standard, it has been covered live and/or recorded by thousands of artists including AC/DC, Status Quo, Wings, The Beatles, Sha Na Na, Mud, The Hollies, The Animals, Paul McCartney, Van Halen, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Winter, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Peter & Gordon, Queen, Deep Purple, the Ian Gillan Band, The Everly Brothers, Bill Haley & His Comets, Otis Redding, The Sonics, John Entwistle of The Who, and the Detroit band The Rockets. It was also covered by Status Quo as part of their Anniversary Waltz, Pt. 1. John Lennon and Paul McCartney sang the song together during a jam session in 1974, which can be heard on the bootleg A Toot and a Snore in '74, marking the only known occasion where the former songwriting team performed together after the bitter break up of The Beatles.
The Beatles cover versions[edit source | edit]Edit
Recorded live at the BBC on September 3rd, 1963 (aired: September 17th, 1963) for Pop Go The Beatles #14
Recorded live at the BBC on September 7th, 1963 (aired: October 5th, 1963) for Saturday Club's 5th Birthday Edition
Personnel[edit source | edit]Edit
- Paul McCartney - vocal, bass
- John Lennon - lead guitar
- George Harrison - rhythm guitar
- Ringo Starr - drums
Reception[edit source | edit]Edit
The song is ranked 670th on Dave Marsh's list of The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made.
Waylon Jennings[edit source | edit]Edit
|"Lucille (You Won't Do Daddy's Will)"|
|Single by Waylon Jennings|
|from the album It's Only Rock & Roll|
|Waylon Jennings singles chronology|
Chart performance[edit source | edit]Edit
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||4|
|Preceded by||Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single June 4, 1983 by Waylon Jennings