Chuck Berry Tribute by Freddy 'Boom Boom' Cannon
FREDDY “BOOM BOOM” CANNON
DEBUTS NEW SONG ON Me TV
Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon, who holds the record as the recording artist
with the most performances on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand (110),
debuted his new tune on National TV Labor Day Weekend.
The tune, "the Svengoolie Stomp," was inspired by one of Freddy's favorite TV shows, seen Saturday nights on Me TV. A long time
fan of scary movies, when Freddy isn't touring on weekends he watches Svengoolie host old horror and sci fi films. Svengoolie has been
played by Rich Koz since 1979. Koz, a former radio air talent before he became a well known and award winning TV personality,
started playing the movie host character in Chicago, where the show is still produced, however now Svengoolie's show has expanded
and is seen in all 50 states.
Cannon, well known for his early rock hits including "Palisades Park" and "Tallahassee Lassie," said he came up with his latest creation when
a friend suggested he write a song about monsters. Having watched many late night horror movie shows over the years, Freddy felt Koz's Svengoolie
was the best he had seen. "Rich does an incredible job. I love his humor and he's always well researched with the tidbits he shares about his films."
Having never met Koz, Freddy wrote and recorded the "Svengoolie Stomp," based solely on his passion for the show
and the character.
Cannon sent it without advance notice to the Me TV studios. Koz said "You can't imagine what a thrill it is for me to have a
great talent whose music I've enjoyed for so long to actually create a song about me."
"Freddy has perfectly combined the good time rock & roll he's famous for with the spirit of what we do on my show-and, believe me, our show
has had its share of spirits," said Koz.
In preparation for the national debut of the "Svengoolie Stomp," Cannon flew to Chicago from L.A. to film the music video on the set of the TV show.
In addition to Cannon and Koz in the video, viewers will recognize cameos from a number of celebrities from the world of music and TV.
Svengoolie introduced the new tune during his showing of Lon Chaney in "Frozen Ghost" this Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 2016 10pm, (9pm, central) on Me TV.
"The Svengoolie Stomp" will be available for downloading Sept 4 on iTunes. Plus, a collector's edition vinyl 45 RPM copy of the tune can
be ordered at: http://www.wondercaprecords.com.
iTunes- Download Freddy's song: http://tinyurl.com/buy-the-Stomp-iTunes
Purchase a vinyl collectable copy of Freddy's "Svengoolie Stomp": http://wondercaprecords.com/freddypage.html
The Stomp World Premiere re-play on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/watch-the-stomp
Radio debut of "Svengoolie Stomp" on WGN Radio, with interview of Freddy and Svengoolie!:
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Boom Boom Rock 'n' Roll: The Best of Freddy Cannon features 24 classic Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon songs, including the Top 10 hits "Palisades Park," "Talahassee Lassie" and "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans".
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1 Tallahassee Lassie
3 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
4 Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy
5 Jump Over
6 The Urge
7 Happy Shades Of Blue
9 Muskrat Ramble
10 Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It
11 Transistor Sister
12 For Me And My Gal
13 Twistin' All Night Long (featuring Danny and the Juniors)
14 Teen Queen Of The Week
15 Palisades Park
16 What's Gonna Happen Summer's Done
17 If You Were A Rock And Roll Record
18 Patty Baby
19 Everybody Monkey
20 Abigail Beecher
21 Action (from Where The Action Is)
22 The Dedication Song
23 Let's Put The Fun Back In Rock N Roll (Freddy Cannon & the Belmonts)
24 Let Me Show You Where It's At
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Freddy Cannon can be contacted via e-mail at: Rocks76905@aol.com
The highest grossing movie in the country last weekend (June 4-6, 2011) was the super hero prequel “X-Men: First Class,” bringing in over $55 million in its first week of release and the soundtrack includes a 60s smash by rocker Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon.
A part of the movie’s timeline is 1962. When the film’s director, Matthew Vaughn, was given a list of hit songs from that year he chose Freddy’s version of “Palisades Park.”
Cannon said “Of all the great tunes released in 1962, it is such a honor that Matthew chose mine to represent that era. My wife, Jeanette, and I went to see the movie on opening day and we were completely blown away when we discovered they didn’t just use a small portion of the song, but they played the entire record, which is about 2 minutes.”
“Palisades Park,” written by game show host Chuck Barris, peaked at # 3 on the Billboard charts. Cannon first performed the song on Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand,” which Freddy holds the record for the artist with the most appearances (110 times).
Cannon is currently writing his life story with author Mark Bego, a best selling author of biographies on rock stars. He has written over 50 of them. The book is tentatively titled “Where the Action Is,” and is slated to be published late this year.
In addition to touring many weekends throughout the year, Cannon now draws.
He has completed pencil drawings of many of his colleagues in the music
business which can be seen on this website.
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FREDDY CANNON is the singer of some of the mostmemorable ’50s
and ’60s rock & roll hits. He is most closely
identified with his four biggest-selling singles: “Tallahassee Lassie,” “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans,” “Palisades Park,” and “Action!”
Recording his first Top Ten single at the age of 19, Freddy was an overnight sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. When his debut album,
The Explosive! Freddy Cannon, hit Number One in England he cemented his fame in the British Isles. Freddy was featured on all of the top
television shows in America and England, including Shindig!, Hullabaloo, American Bandstand, Midnight Special, Where
the Action Is, and The Mike Douglas Show. Freddy was such a hit with Dick Clark, that he became the most frequent guest
star on American Bandstand. Freddy was one of the stars of the teenage cult films Just For Fun and Village of theGiants.
Freddy was portrayed on the screen in George Clooney’s 2002 film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. His music has been featured
in several films, including 2011’s X-Men: First Class. Where the Action Is! is Freddy’s first book. He lives in Los Angeles.