Have a listen to the original song, BONY MARONIE, sung by Larry Williams... It was released in 1957 and reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the U.S. R&B chart. The song has been covered many times. Among the many artists who have covered the song are John Lennon for his 1975 album, Rock 'n' Roll, The Who as a 1971 live performance included on their 1994 compilation Thirty Years of Maximum R&B, Dr. Feelgood on their 1974 album, Down by the Jetty, Johnny Winter on his 1975 album, 'Captured Live!, Julie Covington for the 1977 Amnesty International benefit show, The Mermaid Frolics. In 1975, a cover of the song by Australian band Hush was a number one single on the Australian charts. The song was featured, among others, in the 1983 movie Christine.**
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