Fun fact 07/03/2017

The Hokey Pokey song’s origin is in dispute! Larry LaPrise, who as part of a musical group, the Ram Trio, is said to have created it in Sun Valley, ID, as a novelty number to entertain vacationing skiers. “The Hokey Pokey Dance,” however, was copyrighted a few years earlier, in 1944, by a club musician from Scranton, PA, named Robert Degen. Mr. Degen claimed for decades that Mr. LaPrise had stolen his song.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/arts/music/03degen.html

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