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Charles Connor Rock & Roll Innovator

Charles Connor:

Charles Connor (born January 14, 1935, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is an American drummer, best known as a member of Little Richard's band. Richard's shout of "a-wop bop-a loo-mop, a-lop bam-boom" at the beginning of "Tutti Frutti" is said to be a reference to Connor's drum rhythms. James Brown described Little Richard's and his band, with Connor as the drummer, as "the first to put funk into the rhythm. To learn more, visit:

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