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Who Put The Bomp? Why, Greg Shaw, Of Course!

Gary Pig Gold,, October 2004

ACCOLADES AND AWARDS are being tossed around far too indiscriminately these days, wouldn’t you agree? Especially within the, uh, Wonderful World of Entertainment. I mean, I heard that Chuck Berry’s piano player-slash-genius behind the scenes, Johnnie Johnson, was once attempting to PATENT (that’s right, Patent ...via the United States Department of Commerce) the words "Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll." As a Registered Trademark. All for his very own, private, exclusive, ever-lasting (legally-protected) use.

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