Ready Teddy

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"Ready Teddy"
Single by Little Richard
from the album Here's Little Richard
A-side "Rip It Up"
Released June 1956
Format 7" single
Genre Rock and roll
Label Specialty
Writer(s) John Marascalco/Robert Blackwell
Producer(s) Robert Blackwell
Little Richard singles chronology
"Long Tall Sally" b/w "Slippin' and Slidin'"
(1956)
"Rip It Up" b/w "Ready Teddy"
(1956)
"She's Got It" b/w "Heeby-Jeebies"
(1956)

"Ready Teddy" is a song written by John Marascalco and Robert Blackwell, and first made popular by Little Richard in 1956. It has since been covered by Buddy Holly, The Tornados, Elvis Presley, Tony Sheridan and others, making it something of a pop standard. The composition, which is an uptempo rock and roll song, received its largest ever recognition on the evening of 9 September, 1956, as Elvis Presley sang it in front of some 60 million television viewers during his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, at CBS, a broadcast which received a TRENDEX percentage share of 82.6, the largest to be ever obtained in the history of US television. It was later used in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960), in a version by Italian rocker Adriano Celentano.

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