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Derb and Pop Culture


“No no no no no no no no no no no no I’m not a juvenile delinquent” is not Little Anthony and the Imperials. It was Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.

I have lost all faith in Derb. I’ve been taking his word on all that Farrakhanesque numerological stuff, but never glad confident morning again.

(“Glad Confident Morning Again” was, of course, a hit for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.)

Incidentally, I’m all for pedantry, but there are many respectable precedents for L’il Kim: L’il Abner, for example. It’s thinking like this that led the Rock’n'Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland to call itself the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. No wonder it requires federal subsidy.