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Bobby Charles, the Inventor of Swamp Pop and Songwriter Supreme

John Broven, Now Dig This, February 2010

WITH ROCK 'N' roll exploding in austerity-ridden England in the mid-1950s, there was one hip phrase that stood out from the rest: "See you later alligator!" followed in quick order by "After awhile crocodile."

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