Exercise seated

Lollipop

This week I have chosen a rather silly song but the origin of how the tune came about makes for an interesting story. 

In 1958, co-writers Julius Dixson and Beverly Ross were scheduled to have a songwriting session. Dixson was late explaining that the reason for the delay was that his daughter got a lollipop stuck in her hair. Ross, inspired by his tale apparently sat down at the piano and created a version of “Lollipop” right then and there. Beverly Ross ended up making a recording of the tune with Dixson’s neighbour, a 13 year old boy Ronald Gum. Their recording act’s name was Ronald and Ruby, an alias apparently chosen to hide the fact that............