Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1950: Cupid’s Boogie hits #1 on the R&B chart. Johnny Otis (the ORIGINAL King of Rock ‘n’ Roll), and Little Esther Phillips team on the vocals, with Otis on the piano. The song is written by Otis, one of his many hits, while Little Esther is one of the many talents he will discover during his career. I’m just six months old, but mom has this stuff on the radio and I’m rockin’ in my crib. Otis is King for many reasons, one of them being he gives us Willie and the Hand Jive, and our lives are richer because of that.