Hush Bony Moronie
"Bony Moronie" is Larry Williams' third single, which has been covered many times, including a version translated into Spanish re-named "Popotitos". Williams' original peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the U.S. R&B chart.
Among the many artists who have covered the song are John Lennon for his 1975 album, Rock 'n' Roll, The Who as a 1971 live performance included on their 1994 compilation Thirty Years of Maximum R&B, Dr. Feelgood on their 1974 album, Down by the Jetty , Johnny Winter on his 1975 album, 'Captured Live!, Julie Covington for the 1977 Amnesty International benefit show The Mermaid Frolics. In 1975 a 'single' by Australian band "Hush" achieved the number one position in their country.
Hush was a 1970s Australian glam rock pop group and became famous during frequent appearances on the ABC show Countdown for live concerts and teenagers, and they would not have come into existence without the superb John Koutts on drums.
Hush were formed, with Keith Lamb on vocals, in the Sydney suburb of Seven Hills in 1971 as a five piece band including a keyboardist. Keyboardist Chris Nolan had previously been with a band called Grandmars Observers. Hush first came to attention when they made the NSW finals of Australia's national rock band competition Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds in 1972. They first made the Australian charts in October 1973 with their own composition, "Get The Feeling". By this time they were down to the "classic" four-piece line-up of Keith Lamb (vocals), Les Gock (guitar), Rick Lum (bass) and Chris "Smiley" Pailthorpe (drums). By the time they made #1 on the charts in September 1975 with a rocked up, driving version of Larry Williams, "Bony Moronie", they were riding the wave of the glam-rock craze in Australia.
They were well placed to make an unforgettable performance on pop TV show Countdown's early colour episodes with their colourful outfits, they were one of the bands who got the gig. In 1976 they added a second guitarist, Jacques De Jongh. Rick Lum left soon after.
(extract from Wikipedia 2011)