Ooby-Dooby was written by Allen Richard Penner and Wade Lee Moore in February 1955 and was released by Roy Orbison in 1956. The record didn’t chart in Australia at the time but became known as Orbison’s fame grew in this country.
From the album ‘Roy Orbison at the Rock House’
The Roy Orbison version is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 60s
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
From the 1970 album ‘Cosmo’s Factory’ which held the #1 position on Australia’s Kent album chart for 19 weeks.
The Creedence Clearwater Revival version is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
Star Trek warp drive pioneer Zefram Cochrane was a fan of Roy Orbison’s version!
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Penner#Ooby_Dooby
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