NICK EICHER, HOST: Montana has a state song, a state ballad, and a state lullaby.
But Democratic state rep Jacob Bachmeier thinks that’s not enough:
SONG: [Hippy, Hippy]
He wants the legislature in 2019 to declare an official rock and roll song.
MUSIC: [Ooh! The hippy-hippy shake!]
Teenage rock-n-roller Chan Romero wrote “Hippy Hippy Shake” back in 1959. At the time, he was a 17-year-old student at Billings Senior High School in Montana’s biggest city.
It’s since been featured in eight movies and 20 different groups have covered the song, including The Beatles.
Romero now lives in Southern California, and he says he’d be proud to have his song honored in that way.
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