Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is man whose contributions to the early days of rock-n-roll are greatly overlooked by many. With the release of Boom Boom Rock ‘n Roll: The Best of Freddy Cannon, a collection his 24 songs to hit the Billboard charts, Cannon’s tale is set to reach an entire new generation of fans.
Cannon first debuted on the charts in 1959 with "Tallahassee Lassie,” a track that would inspire some of the biggest names in rock. Mick Jagger has confirmed that the Rolling Stones were inspired to write “Brown Sugar” after listening to “Tallahassee Lassie,” while Led Zeppelin recorded a version of the song prior to releasing their debut record. If that were not praise enough, even The King, Elvis Presley, was known to have a 45 of the song on his home jukebox at
Other highlights include “Way Down Yonder in
Boom Boom Rock ‘n Roll: The Best of Freddy Cannon is out now on Shout! Factory.