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Icon 7 posted September 24, 2004 10:28      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey," died peacefully at age 93.

The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started...

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That was bad, But really funny at the same time

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I put it in my MSN name. My girlfriend says I'm "awful".

ALthough there's a distinct possibility that has nothing to do with the MSN name. [Big Grin]

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Snaggy, didn't you post this a long time ago? I swear I've seen it before...


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This is a renewed little joke going around... it has been since 1996 when Larry LaPrise actually died.

Funny thing though... he keeps aging even after death... he was only 83 when he died, and now, 8 years later, he is 93... ain't death a bitch!

From CNN (week of April 11, 1996):

Creator of 'The Hokey Pokey' dies

(CNN) -- Every child in America, and almost every adult, knows the Hokey Pokey. You just put your right foot in and put your right foot out to perform one of the best-known circle dances in American history.

Its popularity belies its age, and conceals its author. The man who wrote the song, Larry LaPrise, died last week at 83 in Boise, Idaho.

He wrote the tune for the Sun Valley, Idaho, ski crowd in the late 1940s, but it took a recording by big band leader Ray Anthony to make the Hokey Pokey a nationwide phenomenon. (It appeared on the B side of the "Bunny Hop" single.)

LaPrise didn't receive royalties for the song until the 1960s, when its rights were purchased by country star Roy Acuff's publishing company.

In recent years, LaPrise worked in the post office in Ketchum, Idaho. Children often wrote him notes addressed to "The Hokey Pokey Man."


Talk Radio that makes sense...

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That IS what it's all about, you know?

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